• Short Summary

    Footage of places in Germany where composer Richard Wagner lived and worked.

  • Description

    Titles read: "In WAGNER'S footsteps - Half a century has passed since the death of Richard Wagner, but time has only served to enhance his fame - so, on the wings of his immortal music, let us visit the scene of his life - ".

    Germany.

    Shots of clouds superimposed on shot of a car driving along a road beside a river where a tug moves slowly along.

    Several shots of Leipzig where composer Richard Wilhelm Wagner was born. Shots of Dresden where the musician grew up. Biemar (? sp?) where he lived later. Statue of Franz Liszt who was a friend. Surrounding countryside that inspired his music.

    Shots of castles in Bavarian countryside where Wagner played for King Ludwig II of Bavaria. A horse drawn sleigh moves through snow. Bayreuth festival theatre where Wagner played. Wagner's grave in Bayreuth. Finally we see what looks like the death mask of Wagner, superimposed over shots of clouds.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1624.02
    Media URN:
    51821
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:48:00 / 01:07:31:00
    Canister:
    PSP 824

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