Cosima Wagner

Wife of Richard Wagner Cosima Wagner

Cosima Wagner, born Francesca Gaetana Cosima Liszt, was the daughter of the Hungarian pianist and composer Franz Liszt. She became the second wife of the German composer Richard Wagner, and with him founded the Bayreuth Festival as a showcase for his stage works; after his death she devoted the rest of her life to the promotion of his music and philosophy.
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Beethovenfest: Stefan Mickisch sagt Konzert ab - Kultur-in-Bonn.de
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Auch prominente Zeitgenossen wie Cosima Wagner, Liszts Lebensgefährtinnen Marie d'Agoult und Carolyne Sayn-Wittgenstein kommen zu Wort, ebenso wie Hans von Bülow, Clara und Robert Schumann, Heine oder Ludwig II. Auf musikalischer Seite stehen
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Ce s-a mai intamplat azi - 2 septembrie - Ziar Piatra Neamt
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1872 Richard si Cosima Wagner il viziteaza pe Franz Liszt la Hotelul Russischer Hof din Weimar in incercarea de a realiza o reconciliere. Este prima data cand cei doi se intalnesc dupa anul 1867 1853 Sa nascut Wilhelm Ostwald, chimist german,
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"La fattoria dei gelsomini" di Elisabeth von Arnim - Il Foglio (Abbonamento)
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Cugina di Katherine Mansfield, amica di Virginia Woolf e di EM Forster, moglie del conte HA von Armin, figlio adottivo di Cosima Wagner, alla sua morte diventa l'amante di HG Wells, che la descrive come “la donna più intelligente della sua epoca”
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FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE e RICHARD WAGNER LITIGARONO A SORRENTO - Positanonews
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Aveva compiuto la dolorosa rinunzia al segreto amore che nutriva da più di sei anni per Cosima Wagner (figlia di Liszt e moglie divorziata dal conte Hans von Bulow) e, peggio ancora, aveva allentato i rapporti con Richard Wagner, che, oltre che amico,
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El mundo redescubre a Franz Liszt 125 años después de su muerte - La Razón (Perú)
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Murió el 31 de julio de 1886 en Bayreuth, donde había viajado para asistir a la primera edición del festival dirigido por su hija, Cosima Wagner. En esa misma ciudad fue enterrado. En la misa de difuntos, Anton Bruckner tocó extractos del Parsifal de
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Im Schatten des Meisters - Das Verhältnis zwischen der Familie Wagner und dem ... - Deutschlandradio
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Der Liszt-Biograf Oliver Hilmes: "Die Liszt-Ignoranz hat historische Gründe und hat vor allem finanzielle Gründe, denn es war natürlich klar, dass der Aufbau des Familienunternehmens in Bayreuth durch Cosima Wagner insbesondere … da war Franz Liszt
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Franz Liszt wird neu entdeckt - Mitteldeutsche Zeitung
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Juli 1886 in Bayreuth, wo er die Festspiele unter Leitung seiner Tochter Cosima Wagner besuchen wollte. 125 Jahre nach seinem Tod soll an diesem Sonntag mit einem Gedenkgottesdienst in der Schlosskirche Bayreuth an Liszt erinnert werden
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Bayreuther Festspiele: Werktreue oder die Möglichkeit Neues zu probieren? - Berliner Umschau
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Er selbst und auch seine Frau, Cosima Wagner, die nach seinem Tod die Leitung der Festspiele übernahm, hatten eine strenge Vorstellung von Werktreue. Zwar kam es in den 100 Jahren Festspielen immer wieder zu Modernisierungen der Inszenierungen,
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Festival Wagner: 100ª edição de uma saga familiar - DW-World Brazil
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Encenação, cenários, marcações cênica e técnica vocal: tudo transcorria sob as ordens estritas de Cosima Wagner. Durante décadas, a decoração de cena não podia ser mudada sob nenhum pretexto, naquele "sítio de culto". Cada procedimento no teatro era
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Beim Bier kam Wagner in Wallung - Der Neue Wiesentbote
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Juli 2011 Sie hat alles ganz genau aufgeschrieben und deshalb sind auch viele Kleinigkeiten überliefert: Cosima Wagner, Gattin des Komponisten Richard Wagner, führte in ihren Tagebüchern akribisch Buch über die Aktivitäten der beiden
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Es begann mit einem Traum... - Deutsche Welle
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Die Künstler und Intellektuellen um Cosima Wagner bekannten sich zu einer starken deutschnationalen und völkischen Ideologie antisemitischer Prägung. Zum Teil berief man sich dabei auf Richard Wagners unmissverständlichen Hasstiraden in seinem Pamphlet
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Cosima Wagner monte au front - Libération (Abonnement)
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Cela s'appelait Laurent Sauvage n'est pas une Walkyrie, et il s'agissait déjà d'évoquer la figure de Cosima Wagner, dernière épouse de Richard Wagner, fille de La lecture de cet article est réservée aux abonnés LIBE+. Abonnez-vous dès maintenant,
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Festival d'Avignon: une Cosima sans relief dans un théâtre version radio - La Croix
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Dans un espace vide aux murs noirs, un comédien et quatre comédiennes évoquent la figure hors du commun de Cosima Wagner. Fille de Franz Liszt et de la comtesse Marie d'Agoult, épouse du grand chef d'orchestre Hans von Bülow, puis de Richard Wagner,
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Marx első áldozata - Hetek
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Françoise Giroud francia író, nőtörténész Alma Mahler, Marie Curie és Cosima Wagner élettörténetének nagy sikerű publikálása után a szépreményű Jenny von Westphalen baronesz szerelmi tragédiáját tűzte tollára Az ördög felesége címmel
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Culture at its heart - The Riviera Times
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The French statesman, who also served as prime minister to Napoleon III, had already been married to Blandine, daughter of Franz Liszt and sister of Cosima Wagner, for three years by that stage. Ollivier had many links to the literary and artistic
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Pierre Boulez and Daniel Barenboim unite with poise and purpose - Evening Standard
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Any incipient drama of the Siegfried Idyll (there are fragments of the opera Die Walküre as well as Siegfried) was played down by Boulez in favour of an exquisitely intimate reading such as Cosima Wagner might have heard when it was first played on the
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Zeitreise durch Viersen - RP ONLINE
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Stadtgeschichte einmal anders: Heimatverein und Volksbühne luden Dechant Stroux, Freiherr von Diergardt, Kommerzienrat Kaiser und Cosima Wagner ein. Viele Viersener waren begeistert von diesem Stadtrundgang. Christian Brüning (im Talar) erläuterte als
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1930
    Age 92
    This was a defining feature of Bayreuth for decades, into the Nazi era which closely followed her death in 1930.
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    She died, aged 92, on 1 April 1930; after a funeral service at Wahnfried her body was taken to Coburg and cremated.
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  • 1927
    Age 89
    By 1927, the year of her 90th birthday, Cosima's health was failing.
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  • 1923
    Age 85
    Adolf Hitler, a fervent Wagner admirer, first visited Wahnfried in 1923, and although he was not received by Cosima he befriended the family and was thereafter a regular visitor.
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  • 1917
    Age 79
    When the couple's first son, Wieland, was born on 5 January 1917, Cosima celebrated by playing excerpts from the Siegfried Idyll on Wagner's piano.
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  • 1915
    Age 77
    A happier family event from Cosima's standpoint was Siegfried's marriage in 1915, at the age of 46, to Winifred Williams, the 18-year-old foster-daughter of Karl Klindworth who had been friends with both Wagner and Liszt.
  • 1913
    Age 75
    In 1913 Isolde was effectively disinherited when she sought to confirm her rights as a co-heir to the considerable Wagner fortunes in a court case, which she lost.
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  • 1908
    Age 70
    In December 1908 Eva, then 41, married Houston Stewart Chamberlain, a British-born historian who had adopted as his personal creed a fanatical form of German nationalism based on principles of extreme racial and cultural purity.
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  • 1907
    Age 69
    By May 1907 it was clear that her health was such that she could no longer remain in charge at Bayreuth; this responsibility now passed to Siegfried, her long-designated heir.
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  • 1906
    Age 68
    On 8 December 1906, having directed that year's festival, Cosima suffered an Adams-Stokes seizure (a form of heart attack) while visiting her friend Prince Hohenlohe at Langenburg.
  • 1903
    Age 65
    Cosima was enraged, but her efforts to prevent him were to no avail; the first of 11 performances took place on 24 December 1903.
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  • 1901
    Age 63
    In anticipation, in 1901 Cosima sought to have the period of copyright protection extended by law to 50 years.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1894
    Age 56
    After the 1894 festival Levi resigned, the years of working in an anti-Semitic ambience having finally had their effect. At the 1896 festival Siegfried made his Bayreuth conducting debut in one of the five Ring cycles; he remained one of Bayreuth's regular conductors for the remainder of Cosima's tenure.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1886
    Age 48
    Cosima was determined to preserve Bayreuth's exclusive right, acknowledged by Ludwig, to perform Parsifal. After Ludwig's death in 1886 this right was briefly challenged by his successor, an attempt swiftly defeated by Cosima with the help of Groß.
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    In 1886, her first year in charge, she added Tristan und Isolde to the canon.
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  • 1885
    Age 47
    In 1885 Cosima announced that she would direct the 1886 festival.
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  • 1883
    Age 45
    Without Cosima's participation the 1883 festival, as planned by Wagner—12 performances of Parsifal—went ahead, with Emil Scaria (who sang the role of Gurnemanz in the opera) doubling as artistic director.
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    Cosima's journal entry for 12 February 1883—the last she was to make—records Wagner reading Fouqué's novel Undine, and playing the Rhinemaidens' lament from Das Rheingold on the piano.
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  • 1882
    Age 44
    By the beginning of the new century three of Cosima's daughters had married: Blandina to Count Biagio Gravina in the closing days of the 1882 festival, Daniela to Henry Thode, an art historian, on 3 July 1886, and Isolde, Cosima's first child by Wagner, who married a young conductor,, on 20 December 1900.
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  • 1878
    Age 40
    For Cosima's birthday on 25 December 1878, Wagner hired an orchestra to play the newly composed prelude to Parsifal.
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    On a practical level, when the festival's creditors began to press for payment, Cosima's personal plea to Ludwig in 1878 persuaded the king to provide a loan to pay off the outstanding debt and open the door to the prospect of a second Bayreuth Festival.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1876
    Age 38
    In March 1876, Cosima and Wagner were in Berlin when they learned that Marie d'Agoult had died in Paris.
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  • 1872
    Age 34
    On 31 October 1872 Cosima received her first Protestant sacrament alongside Wagner: "a deeply moving occasion... what a lovely thing religion is!
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  • 1871
    Age 33
    When he and Cosima visited in April 1871 they decided immediately that they would build their theatre there, and that the town would be their future home.
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  • 1870
    Age 32
    Wagner and Cosima were married at Lucerne, on 25 August 1870, in a Protestant church.
    On 5 March 1870 Cosima, according to her journal, advised him to "look up the article on Baireuth in the encyclopaedia".
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    She married him in 1870; after his death in 1883 she directed the Bayreuth Festival for more than 20 years, increasing its repertoire to form the Bayreuth canon of ten operas and establishing the festival as a major event in the world of musical theatre.
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  • 1869
    Age 31
    In June 1869, immediately after the birth of her and Wagner's third and final child, Siegfried, Cosima wrote to von Bülow in what she called a "final attempt at an understanding". His reply was conciliatory; he wrote: "You have preferred to consecrate the treasures of your heart and mind to a higher being: far from censuring you for this step, I approve of it". Legal processes extended the marriage until 18 July 1870, when the divorce was finally sanctioned by a Berlin court.
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  • 1868
    Age 30
    In October 1868 Cosima asked her husband for a divorce, to which he would not initially agree.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1867
    Age 29
    By this time Cosima was pregnant with her second child by Wagner; a daughter, Eva, was born at Tribschen on 17 February 1867.
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  • 1866
    Age 28
    Wagner, anxious to avoid associating Cosima in a public scandal, deceived Ludwig into issuing a statement in June 1866 which declared the unbroken sanctity of the von Bülows' marriage, and promised retribution for those daring to suggest otherwise.
    After a few months' wandering, in March 1866 Wagner arrived in Geneva, where Cosima joined him.
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  • 1865
    Age 27
    Nine months after this visit, on 10 April 1865, Cosima gave birth to a daughter, Isolde.
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  • 1864
    Age 26
    From 29 June 1864 Cosima spent more than a week alone with Wagner at Lake Starnberg, before von Bülow joined them on 7 July.
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  • 1863
    Age 25
    On 28 November 1863 Wagner visited Berlin; while Bülow was rehearsing a concert, Wagner and Cosima took a long cab ride through Berlin and declared their feelings for each other: "with tears and sobs", Wagner later wrote, "we sealed our confession to belong to each other alone".
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    Cosima's second daughter, born in March 1863, was named Blandina Elisabeth Veronica. Bülow was committed to Wagner's music; in 1858 he had undertaken the preparation of a vocal score for Tristan und Isolde, and by 1862 he was making a fair copy of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. A social relationship developed, and during the summer of 1862 the Bülows stayed with Wagner at the composer's home at Biebrich.
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    Although the marriage produced two children, it was largely a loveless union, and in 1863 Cosima began a relationship with Wagner, who was 24 years her senior.
  • 1862
    Age 24
    A further, unexpected blow for Cosima fell in September 1862, when her sister Blandine, who had shared much of her upbringing, died in childbirth—she had been married to Émile Ollivier, a Parisian lawyer, since October 1857.
  • 1860
    Age 22
    Cosima's first child, a daughter born on 12 October 1860, was named Daniela in Daniel's memory.
  • 1859
    Age 21
    In December 1859 she was saddened by the death of her brother Daniel, at the age of twenty, after a long wasting illness.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1857
    Age 19
    Liszt approved the match, and the marriage took place at St. Hedwig's Cathedral, Berlin, on 18 August 1857.
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    In 1857, after a childhood largely spent under the care of her grandmother and with governesses, Cosima married the conductor Hans von Bülow.
  • 1850
    Age 12
    Early in 1850 Liszt had been disturbed to learn that Blandine and Cosima were seeing their mother again; his response, guided by the princess, was to remove them from their school and place them into the full-time care of Carolyne's old governess, the 72-year-old Madame Patersi de Fossombroni.
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    Cosima and Blandine remained with Anna Liszt until 1850, joined eventually by Daniel.
    Though they were living in the same city, she did not see either of her daughters for five years, until 1850.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1848
    Age 10
    By the autumn of 1848 she and Liszt had become lovers, and their relationship lasted for the remainder of his life.
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  • 1841
    Age 3
    Relations between the couple cooled, and by 1841 they were seeing little of each other; it is likely that both engaged in other affairs.
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  • 1839
    Age 1
    In 1839, while Liszt continued his travels, Marie took the social risk of returning to Paris with her daughters.
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  • 1837
    Born
    Born in 1837.
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