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Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Richard Wagner

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 24, 2018
1. Richard Wagner Marker
Inscription.  
In diesem Hause
verlebte im Jahre 1833
Richard Wagner
manch frohe Stunde im Kreise
gleichgestimmter Seelen

(English translation:)

In this house in the year 1833, Richard Wagner spent many a happy hour in a circle of like-minded souls.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 49° 47.484′ N, 9° 57.243′ E. Marker is in Würzburg, Bavaria. Marker is on Rottendorfer Strasse just east of Wittelsbacherstrasse, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Rottendorfer Strasse 29, Würzburg, Bavaria 97074, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Altersheim "Hueberspflege" / "Huebers Care" Senior Home (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Adolf Eugen Fick (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Balthasar Neumann (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Berlin Wall Memorial (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); a different marker also named Richard Wagner (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Johann Georg Oegg

Richard Wagner Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 24, 2018
2. Richard Wagner Marker - wide view
(approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Helena Petrowna Blavatsky (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Theodor Drey (approx. 1.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Würzburg.
 
Also see . . .  Richard Wagner (Wikipedia). "Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is chiefly known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, "music dramas"). Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works. Initially establishing his reputation as a composer of works in the romantic vein of Carl Maria von Weber and Giacomo Meyerbeer, Wagner revolutionised opera through his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk ("total work of art"), by which he sought to synthesise the poetic, visual, musical and dramatic arts, with music subsidiary to drama....His compositions, particularly those of his later period, are notable for their complex textures, rich harmonies and orchestration, and the elaborate use of leitmotifs—musical phrases associated with individual characters, places, ideas, or plot elements. His advances in musical language, such as extreme chromaticism
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and quickly shifting tonal centres, greatly influenced the development of classical music. His Tristan und Isolde is sometimes described as marking the start of modern music." (Submitted on September 28, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. Gedenktafel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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