How To Use Wagnerian In A Sentence

  • It is all perfectly fluent, technically accomplished, and utterly unmemorable, though collectors of Wagneriana will undoubtedly want to hear the work.
  • It is a clever imitation of the Wagnerian manner, except as regards the choruses, which scarcely rise above the standard of the Liedertafel; but neither at its production nor at an elaborate revival, which took place at Würzburg a few years ago, did it meet with more than a _succès d'estime_. The Opera A Sketch of the Development of Opera. With full Descriptions of all Works in the Modern Repertory.
  • Bonynge also helped guide her away from the Wagnerian track that might have seemed to be a natural for someone of her vocal endowments, and into the realm of the coloratura soprano. Joan Sutherland: addio, Stupenda
  • Bennett was a bitter opponent of Wagner; but in the unvocal and declamatory character of this solo, and in the dramatic force he has given to it, to the sacrifice of melody, he certainly ventured some distance in the Wagnerian direction. The Standard Oratorios Their Stories, Their Music, And Their Composers
  • Montemezzi (1875-1952) was an Italian composer of the so-called verismo school, its music characterized by sumptuous Wagnerian orchestral writing, and an integration of broad melodies with declamation suggesting the rhythm of Italian speech. post-gazette.com - News
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  • Integral to Wagnerian ideology is a belief that all sense of individual identity vanishes during sexual activity.
  • From behind every door came the sound of music: piano scales, a sad clarinet, a snatch of cello, a female voice in full Wagnerian mode.
  • Called “La Stupenda,” she combined the heft of a Wagnerian singer with the agility and upper register of a coloratura soprano, leading to powerful interpretations of great bel canto roles that had lain dormant for decades -- following in the wake of Maria Callas, who had spearheaded their initial revival. Joan Sutherland: addio, Stupenda
  • The result is an evening of Wagnerian dimension spread over four and a half hours.
  • Mr. Evans, who moved to the small town of Marathon in 1988, captures the profound West Texas emptiness, where endless horizons are broken only by isolated escarpments such as the Chisos Mountains, which the writer and environmentalist Edward Abbey called 'a castled fortification of Wagnerian gods.' Photo-Op: Big Bender
  • There were Wagnerian clouds to match, and the wind had picked up considerably, invading Anna's hair to create a sort of Medusa effect. SURE OF YOU
  • He must also contend with a house phone on which the chef buzzes him with a Wagnerian ring, as insistent as the Doomsday trumps.
  • Fluttering melodic figures, submerged in whole-tone scales and rippling intervals, escaped into the air only to evaporate into a limpid, Wagnerian fog, specked by floating dissonances. An Otherworldly Opera
  • Except that Mundy says none of this, neither does he indicate it by so much as a slip of the eye, because Sasha in the Wagnerian spirit of the place is wearing his invisibility hat, his Tarnkappe as they used to call it, the black Basque beret worn severely across the brow that warns against the slightest indiscretion, particularly in time of war. Absolute Friends
  • Fluttering melodic figures, submerged in whole-tone scales and rippling intervals, escaped into the air only to evaporate into a limpid, Wagnerian fog, specked by floating dissonances. An Otherworldly Opera
  • That his lungs might be compromised is inconceivable – I was a sickly child with respiratory problems that kept me in puffers and masks and that put me in hospital too frequently, but I was a frail, skinny thing, whereas Jasper … Jasper is the very picture of boyish strength, all hale chub and muscle and barely-contained energy, a wee Wagnerian hero ready to slay dragons, or stuffed purple dinosaurs, whichever gets in his way. If Wishes Were Pussycats | Her Bad Mother
  • It was as likely as a Wagnerian diva cowering at a cross word from a spear carrier. C B GREENFIELD - A LITTLE MADNESS
  • he studied the entire Wagnerian oeuvre
  • In a world where political leaders lose themselves, like Wagnerian Gods, in adolescent diversions, great artists such as Wagner provide reminders of what's at stake when human beings fail to address the real issues at hand. Albert Imperato: My Takeaway From the Metropolitan Opera's New Rheingold
  • Everything from the thunderous Wagnerian music to the performers' skin-tight unitards and birdlike headdresses reinforces the show's sleek, aerial character.
  • One does hear a combination of Puccini and Wagner - a smooth Italian lyricism with a touch of Wagnerian harmonic spice.
  • That's how opera fans go about their business, collecting wayside works for the inevitable Wagnerian longueurs.
  • Simon O'Neill's voice is almost reedy enough to be authentically French, and he is mostly successful at coping with the score's Wagnerian demands without heaviness.
  • Big awards, thankfully, don't always go to big ensembles, but there's a long way to go before a couple of perfect minutes of lapidary precision and ineffable depth can hope to compete on equal terms with a Wagnerian stem-winder. posted by Matthew @ 10: 00 PM Not long for this world
  • Mr. Skelton is likewise at home with the heavy-duty Wagnerian repertoire, having won critical acclaim in such roles as "Siegmund San Francisco Sentinel
  • Conductor Alan Gilbert's approach was large-scale and Wagnerian, with an orchestral sound that stressed power rather than delicacy and often covered the voices, making it difficult to distinguish the text an English translation by Norman Tucker without relying on the supertitles. The Beauty of the Beasts
  • The Wagnerian _leit-motif_ idea is adopted in this and other works of his, and the chief objection to his writing is its too great fidelity to the Wagnerian manner, -- notably in the use of suspensions and passing-notes, -- otherwise he is a very powerful harmonist and an instrumenter of rare sophistication. Contemporary American Composers Being a Study of the Music of This Country, Its Present Conditions and Its Future, with Critical Estimates and Biographies of the Principal Living Composers; and an Abundance of Portraits, Fac-simile Musical Autographs, and
  • Everything from the thunderous Wagnerian music to the performers' skin-tight unitards and birdlike headdresses reinforces the show's sleek, aerial character.
  • Loud, Wagnerian (she by now has learned to recognize) opera. A MEANS TO EVIL
  • Fans of the stuff are masonically loyal, prickling with a defensiveness and an ardor that not even Wagnerians can match. Information, Culture, Policy, Education: Comics
  • In the interval Sutcliffe spent some time trying to imagine what sort of a figure the boyfriend of the Wagnerian Helga could be. POLITICAL SUICIDE
  • To the untrained ear, the Wagnerian clarinet sounds almost identical to its more modern cousin.
  • There was, of course, a vast amount of music in the U.S. in this period besides symphonic music, Lutheran hymnody, and Wagnerian opera.

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