Wagner's Music

Alex LoCascio alexlocascio at juno.com
Sat Dec 12 03:10:18 PST 1998

On Sat, 12 Dec 1998 13:16:05 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time) "Rosser Jr, John Barkley" <rosserjb at jmu.edu> writes:

> His earlier works are more
>progressive and socialist/revolutionary, with Der Ring des
>Niebelungen still largely in this vein, despite some clear
>racist elements within it.

I remember reading somewhere that Wagner and Bakunin met at the barricades in 1848. So yes, I imagine Wagner was a socialist/revolutionary at one time.

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