Articles tagged 'Wagner'
In Svoboda’s wide-ranging homage, original bits may be recostumed or might lurk beneath contemporaneous texts.
Leveraging Google’s big-brother technology, I discover that I’ve only mentioned the lucky recipient of “Mad King” Ludwig II’s patronage in passing. In this line of work, avoiding Wagner is like a wine snob steering clear of Bordeaux.
Listening to voices, those oldest of all instruments, might be described as searching the foreign (or Other) for our own sound, and perhaps recognizing / befriending it for what always seems to be the first time.
While Wagner’s place in musical history is undisputed, his extraordinary, if unwitting, influence on world events is not fully appreciated.