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The Case of Wagner

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The question before us: What link might there be, and of what nature, between the accused, Richard Wagner, and the global disaster known as Nazism?

The Inconvenient Music -- Invisible and Unhearable

John Mauceri | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
John Mauceri

We might also encourage every orchestra to look into its past and how it dealt with issues like anti-Semitism (and this includes our American orchestras) and what music was played during the war years and after.

On the Future of Wagnerism: Do New Revelations About Hitler's Taste in Art Cast New Light on Wagner Appreciation?

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

What's to be done about someone whose art is or seems to be so great, but whose prejudices were unquestionably contributory to great evil? How do you continue to appreciate art once aware of the enormity it was accessory to?

Wagner, Texas and Myth

John Mauceri | Posted 09.30.2013 | Arts
John Mauceri

I should say right here that my first lectures on Wagner and his Ring cycle were given to the German Club at East Meadow High School on two successive Tuesday afternoons in 1961.

Nazi-Tattooed Singer Will Still Sing At The Met

AP | Posted 07.25.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- The singer who quit the Bayreuth opera festival when it emerged he once had at least one Nazi-related symbol tattooed on his body remains ...