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Controversy has never ceased to swirl around the composer Richard Wagner, who died in 1883 and cast a huge shadow over the 20th century. His influence was felt across the arts – Baudelaire, Proust, Mann, Kandinsky, Woolf, and Katherine Mansfield all felt his impact – and notoriously inspired Hitler. The New Yorker music critic Alex Ross is completing a book entitled Wagnerism: Art in the Shadow of Music; in this lecture he previews his findings.

Presented in partnership with Chamber Music New Zealand.

Fri, 18 May 2018

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