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Wagner and Meyerbeer

this afternoon (wednesday 4th), 12.00-1.00pm, on bbc radio 3 (repeated from may 2013)
wagner, meyerbeer and palestrina (3rd of 5 daily epsiodes of wagner and his world) (in the composer of the week series)

“Wagner struggled to make ends meet as a young man in Paris but fell under the spell of French Grand Opera, in particular, the influence of Giacomo Meyerbeer.
Wagner would later violently reject Meyerbeer’s work in his hate-filled, anti-Semitic tract “Jewishness in Music”. Yet back in the late 1830s, he had fallen in love with the vast theatrical sweep of Meyerbeer’s work, channelling it into his own opera Rienzi …”



Wagner and Adorno

last friday evening (13th december), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
wagner and adorno (episode 5 of 5, of wagner’s philosophers) (more…)

The Moral Maze: Wagner

this evening (wednesday), 8.00-8.45pm on bbc radio 4:
the moral maze: is wagner’s music morally tainted by his anti-semitism?, (more…)

Wagner and Nietzsche

tomorrow night (thursday), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3:
Wagner and Nietzsche (more…)

Die Meistersinger, by Paul Mason

tomorrow afternoon (saturday), 3.30-4.00pm, on bbc radio 4:
Richard Wagner – Power Sex and Revolution (episode 2 of 2): (more…)

Wagner, by Paul Mason

tomorrow morning (tuesday), 11.30am-12.00, on bbc radio 4:
Richard Wagner – Power Sex and Revolution by paul mason
(repeated at 3.30pm on saturday) (more…)

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