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By Laurence Dreyfus

even though his photograph is tarnished this day by means of unrepentant anti-Semitism, Richard Wagner (1813–1883) used to be higher identified within the 19th century for his provocative musical eroticism. during this illuminating examine of the composer and his works, Laurence Dreyfus exhibits how Wagner’s obsession with sexuality prefigured the composition of operas resembling Tannhäuser, Die Walküre, Tristan und Isolde, and Parsifal.

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