Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Richard Wagner Birthday Bicentennial 1813 - 2013
Wagner is often enough a young person's classical music obsession, which is outgrown. I didn't develop an appreciation for Wagner - to the extent I do appreciate him - until I was past fifty years old & force-feeding myself opera. I began to enjoy his opera as background music. I enjoy the instrumental sections, like the Prelude to "Das Rheingold", often cited as examples of early "minimalism."