This title includes a book and 4 CDs. The publication commemorating the 125th anniversary of Richard Wagner's death! He was one of the greatest European musical dramatists, and his world-famous stage works were creations beyond compare. His creative urge and political activity brought him a dramatic life as well as many supporters and critics. This exciting, entertaining biographical kaleidoscope throws a light on Richard Wagner's life with numerous pictures and excerpts from letters and documents. The CDs offer selected works show a cross-section of Wagner's compositions. These include famous operas such as: Tannhauser; Lohengrin; and the Ride of the Valkyries.
Detmar Huchting was born in 1954 in Hamburg, Germany and grew up there and in Bremen. A music-loving family home laid the foundation; the boys' choir of the Church of Our Lady in Bremen strengthened it and built a love of early music with works from Schutz to Bach. A classical education led on to a broad-based study of the humanities, ranging from theology to Nordic languages, literature, and musicology. He has worked with and for record labels since 1978; today, the music critic, journalist, and author lives in Frankfurt am Main."