Photo Gallery: The Mad Genius

Photo Gallery: The Mad Genius

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Wagner's Dark Shadow Can We Separate the Man from His Works?

Born 200 years ago, Germany's most controversial composer's music is cherished around the world, though it will always be clouded by his anti-Semitism and posthumous association with Adolf Hitler. Richard Wagner's legacy prompts the question: Can Germans enjoy any part of their history in a carefree way?
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan