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Wagner & Beyond: Inspiring Wagner

Composer Richard Wagner is one of the most written about people in history. His work remains shrouded in controversy and polarises classical music and opera lovers the world over. Come on an adventure with WASO’s Principal Conductor and one of the world’s foremost Wagnerians, Asher Fisch, to find out more about this ambitious, innovative and provocative figure who changed the course of music forever.

Wagner revolutionised music with his audacious harmonies, gargantuan orchestras and grandiose dramas. Asher Fisch leads us on an exhilarating journey through the music that inspired Wagner, his immense artistic achievement and mastery of orchestral writing as showcased in five orchestral extracts from his Ring Cycle.

MARSCHNER The Vampire: Overture
SCHUMANN Scenes from Goethe’s Faust: Overture
LISZT Mazeppa (Symphonic Poem No.6)
WAGNER Das Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods
WAGNER Siegfried: Forest Murmurs
WAGNER Götterdämmerung: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey
WAGNER Götterdämmerung: Siegfried’s Funeral
WAGNER Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Asher Fisch conductor

Principal Conductor Asher Fisch will speak about the music during the concerts and the Orchestra will perform excerpts to illustrate his observations of Wagner’s revolutionary style.

PRESENTED BY West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts

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