Wagner

Format: DVD 2005
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - TV Series DVD Wagner
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - TV Series
 
Call Number  DVD Wagner
 
 
Summary
Over a hundred years after his death, Richard Wagner remains an enigma. Only an actor of the stature of Richard Burton could measure up to the character of Wagner, and this proved to be his final film role. This is the definitive Wagner biography!
Over a hundred years after his death, Richard Wagner remains an enigma. His was a rags-to-riches saga with a fairy tale ending. He was loved, yet hated; admired, yet despised. He was a heroic villian who was worshipped and whose fame and exploits were the gossip of Europe. Above all, he was an incurable romantic whose affair with Liszt's illegitimate daughter rivals that of Romeo and Juliet. But he was also a dangerous political revolutionary whose influence penetrated the fabric of German society in the nineteenth century. He was a legend in his own lifetime, and he was one of the greatest composers to ever live. Only an actor of the stature of Richard Burton could measure up to the titanic character of Wagner, and this proved to be his final film role. Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave co-stars as Cosima, Wagner's second wife, a woman who had a dramatic impact on German history until her death in 1930. The incredible supporting cast also includes screen legend Sir Laurence Olivier. Filmed in wide screen 35mm Dolby Stereo, this major drama production is one of the largest East West coproductions ever undertaken.
Additional Information
Subjects Wagner, Richard, -- 1813-1883 -- Drama.
Composers -- Germany -- Biography -- Drama.
Television programs.
Television mini-series.
Biographical television programs.
Historical television programs.
Publisher West Long Branch, NJ :Kultur,2005
Edition Full screen.
Contributors Palmer, Tony, 1941-
Wright, Alan.
Wood, Charles, 1932-2020.
Burton, Richard, 1925-1984.
Redgrave, Vanessa, 1937-
Craven, Gemma, 1950-
Galffi, Laszlo.
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000.
Richardson, Ralph, Sir, 1902-1983.
Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989.
Schall, Ekkehard.
Pickup, Ronald.
Keller, Marthe.
Solti, Georg, 1912-1997.
London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Wiener Philharmoniker.
Magyar Rádió és Televízió Szimfonikus Zenekara.
Richard Wagner Film GmbH.
Hungarofilm.
Magyar Televízió.
London Trust Productions.
Kultur International Films.
Participants/Performers Richard Burton, Vanessa Redgrave, Gemma Craven, Laszlo Galffi, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Laurence Olivier, Ekkehardt Schall, Ronald Pickup, Marthe Keller.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Vittorio Storaro ; production designer, Kenneth Carey ; costume designer, Shirley Russell ; historical & musical advisor, Gordon Parry ; editor, Graham Bunn ; music, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Georg Solti.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Originally broadcast on television in 1983.
System Details DVD; region 1; NTSC; full screen (4:3) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0.
Description 4 videodiscs (470 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780769778112
0769778119
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