Wagnerian

[vahg-neer-ee-uh n]
noun
  1. Also Wag·ner·ite [vahg-nuh-rahyt] /ˈvɑg nəˌraɪt/. a follower or admirer of the music or theories of Richard Wagner.

Origin of Wagnerian

First recorded in 1870–75; Wagner + -ian
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Historical Examples of wagnerian

  • With Shakespeare there is no Wagnerian, Euripidean "apologia."

    Visions and Revisions

    John Cowper Powys

  • Almost all later music, and much of the earlier, sounds Wagnerian.

  • His orchestral prelude, however, reverts to an earlier Wagnerian type.

    Musical Criticisms

    Arthur Johnstone

  • On the other hand, we do not agree with the criticism that "Gerontius" is Wagnerian music.

    Musical Criticisms

    Arthur Johnstone

  • That is to say, the music is continuous, as in Wagnerian musical drama.

    Musical Criticisms

    Arthur Johnstone


British Dictionary definitions for wagnerian

Wagnerian

adjective
  1. of or suggestive of the dramatic musical compositions of Richard Wagner, their massive scale, dramatic and emotional intensity, etc
  2. denoting or relating to a singer who has a voice suitable for singing Wagner
  3. of or relating to a big, powerful, or domineering womana Wagnerian maiden
noun Also: Wagnerite
  1. a follower or disciple of the music or theories of Richard Wagner
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