size: 40 cm // 15,75 inch
limited edition in pieces: 500 pieces
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Richard Wagner was born 1813. He is one of the most known composer of the19th century. He is the creator of the music drama. He presentedthe poetry as the begetting and the music as the bearing principle. He wasa revolutionary of the opera and joined Teutonic mythology with musical genius.With the music of Wagner, the musical Romantic reached its zenith. Operaslike Der fliegende Holländer Tannhäuseror Lohengrin have been the height of the romantic opera. Withhis opera tetra logy The Ring of the Nibelung, Wagnersidea, the creation of a musical complete art work in the meaning of theunification of all arts, succeeded entirely. King Ludwig II of Bavaria wasone of the most enthusiastic followers of Richard Wagner. He loved the musicof Wagner like no other and promoted him generously. In 1871 Wagner movedtogether with his wife Cosima, a daughter of Liszt, to Bayreuth. One yearlate he laid the foundation-stone for an opera house in Bayreuth. The famousBayreuth Festival House was inaugurated in 1876 with the firstperformance of the complete opera tetra logy of the Ring. Sincethat time the Bayreuth Opera Festival, which is held every yearin August, is the yearly zenith of the opera world and is visited by highestprominence from around the world. The opera tetra logy the Ring ofthe Nibelung is the most extensive work of Wagner. The music, theRide of the Valkyries, which we have chosen for our Richard WagnerTeddy Bear, belongs to the Valkyries, the second part of theRing. It is one of the most famous motifs of Wagners compositions.1833 Wagner passed away in Venice
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About the manufacturer HERMANN-Spielwaren, Coburg / Germany
HERMANN-Spielwaren, now located in Coburg-Cortendorf / Germany, is one of the oldest still existing Teddybear companies worldwide. Founded 1920 in Neufang near Sonneberg / Thuringia the history goes back to the year 1913, when Max Hermann manufactrued his first Teddybear together with his brother Arthur and his sister Adelheid.
The company is famous for there extraordinary designs, there craftmanship, there exclusive small editions and that each bear, made in Coburg / Germany is a own personality. Each bear is made by highskilled longtime employees, many of them work over 10 years for HERMANN-Spielwaren.
Each wellknown teddybear book features the designs and also the Teddybear magacines are in close contact the the company for new styles. Des Chef-Designer is Ulla Hermann, granddaughter of the founder. Her Teddybears won famous Awards, like the TOBY Industry?s and Public?s Choice Award, the Golden Teddy Award or the TED worldwide Award.