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London Jewish Cultural Centre
Ivy House,
94-96 North End Road,
NW11 7SX

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020 8457 5000

Barry Millington in conversation with Patrick Bade: Richard Wagner: The Sorcerer of Bayreuth


8.00pm, Wednesday 13 February
£10 in advance (£12 on the door)
Richard Wagner was a giant amongst composers whose extraordinary influence has barely been equalled in the history of music. Yet beside the intoxicating richness of his work is a man who has polarized opinion during his life and afterwards.

Barry Millington, a leading expert on Wagner, tackles the issues and controversies surrounding his life, drawing on recent scholarship presents them in a new light. It is a mark of how Wagner has entered the popular imagination that his reputation as an incorrigible egoist, a philanderer, an
unscrupulous wife-stealer and an anti-Semite has come to define him. Yet this onedimensional
cartoon image of the man masks a more honest and complex portrait.

Barry Millington discusses his finely illustrated biography of Wagner with Patrick Bade.