RICHARD WAGNER - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 347977
Sale Price $2,380.00
The German composer who succeeded in influencing numerous fields of study outside of music signed handwrote and signed this note!
Autograph Note Signed: "R. Wagner" in German, 1p, 5x7. No place, no date. To "Dear Friend". In full: "Would you be so kind as to settle the little matter enclosed herewith." Wilhelm Richard Wagner (1813-1883) dominated the development of classical music from about 1850 to 1875. He originated the musical drama and was a pioneer in the development of the leitmotifs, specific sounds and harmonies that are associated with characters. Wagner produced both the text (libretto) and music for his operas and prioritized the drama in each production over specific artistic and theatrical mediums. His best-known production is called Der Ring des Nibelungen, but is commonly referred to as the Ring Cycle. Since Wagner's death, his music and writings have seen their share of controversy. Evidence exists of Wagner's antisemitism, and as a result Wagner's music was used by Adolph Hitler to bolster his Third Reich fascist government. Although the use of Wagner's work by Nazi Germany has complicated his legacy, there can be no doubt that Wagner was one of the greatest musical composers of all time. Writing has faded, but is still legible. Lightly creased, folds. Frame chipped in spot towards bottom-left corner. Otherwise, fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 23x25½.
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