A lovely challenge from Fluent Historian. Haven’t a clue if anyone else is doing this and I really don’t care. I LOVE classical music and to write a post about it, or even just to share some is such a treat….and brings me great joy.
This week, it is the work of Richard Wagner that I would like to share. Wagner, born in Germany in 1813 became famous for both his operas and his anti-semitic writings which made him one of Hitler’s favorite writer/composers (posthumously). His compositions were played at Dachau in order to “re-educate” the detainees.
New York Times writer Anthony Tommasini wrote of Wagner in 2005: “How did such sublime music come from such a warped man? Maybe art really does have the power to ferret out the best in us.”