old man Wagner, on deinem geburtstag (200th)

‘Wagner became involved in revolutionary activities against the royal family of Saxony. On Oct. 5, 1848 he was dismissed from the Dresden Hoftheater and he was imprisoned May 7-8, 1849 after taking part in an insurrection on the market square in Dresden that contained the Hotel Saxe (where Liszt stayed and performed) and the Frauenkirche.

When Wagner was able to escape Dresden, he went into exile for many years…’ From here.

Much else to say I am sure, but this is the highlight for me.

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  • Emsige Arbeiterin  On 22/05/2013 at 9:09 pm

    Just to become the beloved musician of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, who sponsored his career and Villa “Wahnfried” in Bayreuth. Nevermind, I love them both.

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