Tuesday August 22, 2017 5:26 pm


YOUR GATEWAY TO OPERA AND CLASSICAL MUSIC
FanFaire celebrates RICHARD WAGNER
22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883
Man of Genius... totally incapable of anything ordinary!
MAN OF GENIUS

"But I have seen Richard Wagner, who was so vehemently specialized by Nature
as a man of genius that he was totally incapable of anything ordinary." - George Bernard Shaw

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“I believe in God, Mozart, and Beethoven, and also in their disciples and apostles. I believe in the Holy Ghost and in the truth of the invisible Art. I believe that Art proceeds from God and lives in the hearts of all enlightened men. I believe that whoever has once reveled in the lofty enjoyments of this high Art will be her devotee forever and can never deny her. I believe that all can become blessed through Art, and that, therefore, everybody should be permitted to die of starvation for her sake. I believe that I shall be highly beatified through death. I believe that I was a discord on earth which through death shall be gloriously resolved in purity.” – Richard Wagner (from his will)

Heard in background: “Leb wohl” from Last Scene/Act 3 of Die Walküre

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