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Why Does Richard Wagner Obsess Us So?

August 8, 2007

"Wagner occupies music and opera lovers as no other composer does. Some unequivocally worship him, their trips to Bayreuth akin to pilgrimages. Others revile him. Many can do both at once, separating Wagner the composer from Wagner the self-obsessive.... Many meekly enter his world on his terms - and gasp in amazement." The Sunday Times (London) 08/05/07

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