The most controversial musical figure of the 19th century, Wagner was a great literary, philosophical and political activist whose contribution to the development of German Romanticism was unrivalled by any of his contemporaries. His life and works may be said to crown the musical achievements of German Romanticism but they arouse passions like no other composer's. His works are hated as much as they are worshipped, but none denies their greatness.
- Publication Date:
- 31 / 12 / 1969