Lived:1813 – 1883
Mostly in: Leipzig, Dresden, Zürich, Bayreuth
Best Known For: The RingCycle, Parsifal, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Lohengrin
Similar To:Weber, Liszt, Strauss

Richard Wagner in 1871

Wagner. That name still conjures up for many listeners images of ponderous, overblown Teutonicism, of a prototypical Nazi, egocentric, womanising, dishonest, an unspeakable anti-Semite. This is the image promoted by popular books such as journalist Joachim Köhler’s 1997 Wagner’s Hitler: The...

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