The basic question remains – can a discussion of Wagner be continued to be reduced solely to his music? When one talks of “not mixing art and politics,” is that not exactly what this German composer did, who not only created the music but also wrote the libretti with a supernationalistic message?

I heard Wagner’s opening to the Paris version of Tannhäuser this morning and immediately said to myself: “can I like this?”

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