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documentary Wagner in Venice Venetian diary of the rediscovered symphony

Venetian diary of the rediscovered symphony

Wagner in Venice Venetian diary of the rediscovered symphony


The unknown story of Richard Wagner's youthful symphony.

This documentary by Gianni di Capua is set in a timeless Venice magically evoked through photographic glass negatives, and brought to life by voice-overs that recount the unpublished story of the last days of Richard Wagner's life. A letter from the great composer himself, a book published just after his death and the diary of his wife Cosima reveal the fascinating story of a rediscovered symphony, a youthful composition composed by Wagner when he was barely 19 years old and brought to light a few days before his sudden death in a lagoon; a symphony that had, many years earlier, represented the birth of the German composer's musical poetry and awareness of his genius.


  • Directed by:
    • Gianni Di Capua
  • Production date: 2013
  • Duration: 52 min
  • Production: © Kublai Film Venezia
  • Available version(s): EN
  • Available subtitle(s) : EN, FR
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