Thursday, March 11, 2004

Wagner, Richard

In 1859 Wagner went to Paris, where, the following year, productions of a revised version of Tannh�user were fiascoes. But in 1861 an amnesty allowed him to return to Germany; from there he went to Vienna, where he heard Lohengrin for the first time. He remained in Vienna for about a year, then travelled widely as a conductor and awaited a projected production of Tristan. When this

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