Richard Wagner

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Raw, brave, wild and honest: why Germany is Europe's greatest artistic nation
Germany became a unified state 150 years ago this week – and no other country has produced such original, provocative and powerful art since, from Richter to Klee, from Dix to Höch

Jonathan Jones

19, Jan, 2021 @4:38 PM

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Richard and the revolutionaries: why did lefties love Wagner?
His antisemitism made him a far-right icon. So what attracted reds and radicals from Lenin to George Bernard-Shaw to the tumultuous sounds of Hitler’s favourite composer?

Alex Ross

17, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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A downtick for all the upticks, please
Brief letters: Boris Johnson and Wotan | Covid and Brexit fair play | Ladybirds | Grandparental mortality | A rise in upticks


15, Sep, 2020 @4:57 PM

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Wagner's treaty warning to the Tories
Letters: Boris Johnson’s attitude to international law inspires Wagnerian comparisons from reader Graham Bould, while Dr Anthony Isaacs urges Gina Millar to intervene. Mark Stallworthy says the row has exposed Suella Braverman’s shortcomings


13, Sep, 2020 @3:32 PM

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Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music by Alex Ross – review
This account of Wagner’s influence on the great and ghastly is passionate and encyclopedic, if unfocused

Peter Conrad

06, Sep, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Wagner: where to start with his music
The German composer was the most influential musician of his era after Beethoven, reinventing opera and leading the way to musical modernism – yet his music’s association with the Third Reich leaves him with a complex legacy

Martin Kettle

12, Aug, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Neil Howlett obituary
Baritone who excelled in Verdi and Wagner roles for English National Opera

Barry Millington

18, Jun, 2020 @1:59 PM

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Wagner’s Parsifal by Roger Scruton review – in defence of the insufferable
Nietzsche famously called Wagner’s last opera poisonous, but does its theme of redemption offer an antidote to our ills?

Stuart Jeffries

30, May, 2020 @6:30 AM

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Wagner: Die Walküre review I Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
This is Wagner of scattered highlights, but the quality of the Bavarian RSO’s playing distracts from some underwhelming singing

Andrew Clements

09, Apr, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Love, birth, death: why midwifery helps me sing Wagner
Catherine Foster, star of six seasons at the Bayreuth festival, finally returns for performances in Britain where she used to work on hospital wards

Vanessa Thorpe

14, Mar, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Siegfried review – Jurowski showcases Wagner with wonder and excitement
Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO make the third part of Wagner’s Ring a thing of wonder, raising the bar with an astonishing performance

Tim Ashley

02, Feb, 2020 @4:07 PM

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Harry Kupfer obituary
Opera producer who built a towering reputation in a career lasting six decades

Barry Millington

09, Jan, 2020 @4:54 PM

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