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Videos about Wagner and Liszt in the Hatfield Collection
Leonard Bernstein at Harvard : "The Unanswered Question"
Call Number: HAT AV Video MT 6.B45 L46 1992
Six talks at Harvard by Leonard Bernstein, including Lecture IV. The Delights and dangers of ambiguity (142 min.) Explorations of new tonal fields by composers of the Romantic era. Musical illustrations from Berlioz, Wagner, and Debussy.
Wagner (1983) by
Call Number: In Summit catalog
Biographical drama of composer Richard Wagner. Mini-series, 4 videodiscs (540 min.)
Sing Faster : The Stagehands' Ring Cycle
Call Number: HAT AV Video ML410.W15 S45 1999
An in-depth, behind the scenes look at the work of stage designers and stage crew as they prepare for a performance of Richard Wagner's operas, the Ring Cycle.
Ludwig (1972) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.I8 L95 2008
An operatic portrait of Ludwig II, the 19th century mad king of Bavaria. Tormented by his unrequited love for his cousin, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, coupled with his obsession for the music of Wagner, Ludwig retreats into a fantasy world. (Italian with English subtitles)
Lisztomania (1975) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video PN1995.9.M86 L48 1989
A rock music extravaganza fantasizing the musical and erotic life of Franz Liszt.
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.M86 A75 1999
10 short films based on operatic arias, including Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde.
Lola Montès (1955) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video PN1995.91.F7 L7 1987
Recounts the life and sins of the mistress of Franz Liszt and the King of Bavaria. (In French with English Subtitles)
Wagner at the Met!
Wagner's Dream (2012)
Call Number: HAT Reserve M1500.W13 R644 2012 v.5
Wagner's dream takes you deep into the artistic and musical challenges of the epic Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner. Visionary director Robert Lepage begins a five-year journey to create the most ambitious staging in Metropolitan Opera history, featuring a 90,000-pound set ("The Machine") conceived to meet Wagner's immense theatrical demands.
Richard Wagner Archive
Information about the life and work of Richard Wagner. Includes links to Wagner's operas, some of which contain performance histories, synopses, and libretti.
A nicely organized and easy to navigate website dedicated to Wagner's operas.
A page from the website, Classical Net, a guide to classic masterworks of the past 1000 years. Includes recommended recordings.
Richard Wagner WebSite
Some texts on Richard Wagner (1813-1883), his works and life, edited by Kristian Evensen.
The Ring Cycle by Wagner at the Met
Details of the 2010-2012 production of the Ring Cycle at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
The Met: Live in HD
Schedule and details of the 2012-2013 series of high definition broadcasts of operas from the Metropolitan Opera, including Parsifal.
E. T. A. Hoffmann's "The Singer's Contest"
The source that Wagner drew from in creating Tannhauser.
Thomas Mann: The Blood of the Walsungs
An early short story by Thomas Mann inspired by Wagner's opera Die Walkure
The Story of a Boy Who Went Forth to Learn Fear
Grimm Brothers' fairy tale that inspired Wagner when writing Siegfried
What's Opera, Doc?
The classic cartoon featuring the music of Wagner.
Anna Russell's Wagner's Ring Cycle
From the PBS broadcast of Anna Russell's The (First) Farewell Concert (1984). The highlight of the performance, and the routine that most fans remember most fondly, is her discussion of the Ring cycle.
The Ring and I
A Radiolab/WNYC Special broadcast, in which they explore the impact and influence of Wagner's Ring Cycle on the Metropolitan Opera's 2004 Presentation.
Films about Classical Composers
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 A52 2009
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 I56 2002
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 M193 1998
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 T67 2000
Humanities and Fine Arts Librarian
Subjects:Art & Art History
, Cinema Studies
, Latin American Studies
Silent & Foreign Films based on the legends used in Wagner Operas
Die Nibelungen (1924) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S5 N543 2002
In part one, Siegfried wins the hand of Kriemhilde by slaying the dragon and defeating Brunhilde. When Brunhilde learns that magic has been used to conquer her, she has Siegfried murdered. In part two, Kriemhilde seeks revenge for Siegfried's death and marries Attila, king of the Huns, in order to further her purpose.
Kriemhilde's Revenge (1924)
Call Number: HAT AV Video PN1995.9.S5 K8 1991
The finale of Lang's 1924 two-part interpretation of the Nibelungenlied. Siegfried's death is avenged by the woman he loved.
Un Chien Andalou (1929)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S5 C4 2004
Tristan and Isolde by Richard Wagner. This 1929 French motion picture has no narration; music soundtrack was added in 1960 on the instructions of Luis Buñuel.
Perceval le Gallois (1978) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video PN1995.91.F7 P29 1999
A stylized film adaptation of Chretien de Troyes' 12th century Arthurian romance featuring the knight Perceval. (In French with English subtitles)