Celebrating Richard Wagner's 200th Birthday
Monday, May 13, 2013
"The greatest genius that ever lived" proclaimed WH Auden, while Rossini said that Wagner had "beautiful moments but awful quarters of an hour." Love him or hate him, Wagner is an undeniable force that stretched tonality and orchestration to their utmost limits. This week we celebrate Wagner's 200th birthday in grand style with programs filled to the brim with his music.