The Story of Wagner in Words and Music

Wagner’s life and work presented with music and narration

The Story of Richard Wagner in Words and Music! This album, narrated by Arthur Hannes, presents the composer’s life accompanied by his compositions. This album features a complete recording of the overture to Wagner’s opera Tannhauser and orchestral selections from Lohengrin, performed by the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Heinrich Hollreiser.

For decades, Music Masters has been a treasured resource for teachers and parents, and these albums are especially well-regarded with homeschool families.  With excellent writing and narration, each track is backed supplemented with excerpts of the pieces mentioned by the narrator. At the end of the narration, each album contains one or more complete pieces uninterrupted for full listening pleasure.  The narrations are clear and informative, which makes them most accessible for younger learners, and the complete works presented at the end of each album are an extended treat for the listener. These CDs have been very popular for years, and we are now pleased to release them in digital download format as well!

The Music Masters series is an 18-album set which tells the story of the greatest composers in words and music, including: Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann & Grieg, Handel, Beethoven, Haydn, Wagner, Vivaldi and Corelli, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Johann Strauss, Foster & Sousa, Berlioz, and Verdi.