Wagner & Me

Wagner & Me

Streaming Video - 2012
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Can we (and should we) salvage Richard Wagner's spectacular music from its embrace by Adolf Hitler? In Wagner & Me, English actor and raconteur Stephen Fry attempts to answer this question while exploring his own passion for history's most controversial composer. With the witty and charming Fry as our guide, this surprising film is a provocative yet enjoyable look at Wagner's life - and his 'stained' legacy
Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 89 min.)) : sd., col
Alternative Title: Wagner and me


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aaa5756 May 27, 2013

Very well done and interesting documentary movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding no falling asleep on this one. A++ DVD

May 13, 2013

Fascinating look at the life and influence of 19th century composer Richard Wagner. Actor Stephen Fry explores the reasons for why he loves the composer's work so much, following in his footsteps across parts of Europe, all the while trying to seperate the powerful, majestic music from the man. Wagner himself was an anti-Semite, whose work had strong influences on Hitler, and that centeral dilemma still resonates to this day. Fry is a likeable host, taking us backstage at various venues, giving us a look at places we might not otherwise see, and his enthusiasm for the subject shines through, as does his personal struggle with the darker side of things, particularly at what's left of the Nazi rally site in Nuremburg.


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aaa5756 May 27, 2013

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

aaa5756 May 27, 2013

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
― Victor Hugo


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