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The biography of Richard Wagner by François Hudry , illustrated by Stéphane Ingouf and accompanied by 2 compact discs.

“A day will come when, contemplating a life like mine, we will realize late, with shame, that I have been thoughtlessly condemned to anguish, to uncertainty and that it is a miracle if I I was able to create, in such conditions, works like my present work. »

Richard Wagner

In its immensity, Wagner 's work attracts opposites: love, hatred, total support or global refusal. It is tempting to compare the magic potion that Tristan drinks to the spells produced by the German composer's operas. The worldwide fascination with his music from the end of the 19th century to the present day has been compared by Nietzsche to a serious illness, similar to a suffocating intoxication. A frightening, monstrous and protean genius , a titan of music , he is one of those flamboyant creators who enlightened Western art in the same way in their time as Michelangelo , Shakespeare , Rubens or Beethoven .

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