The Gramophone guide to the best Wagner recordings
No composer has had so deep an influence on the course of his art, before or since. Entrepreneur, philosopher, poet, conductor, one of the key composers in history and most remarkable men of the 19th century, Wagner knew he was a genius. He was also an unpleasant, egocentric and unscrupulous human being. Read the full biography.
More on Wagner...
The Gramophone Collection – Wagner's Ring. Can any one reading of Wagner’s epic operatic cycle ever satisfy the demands of its huge audiences? Mike Ashman visits the musical immortals and the younger gods of today to deliver his verdict on the complete Ring on record.
Happy Christmas, dear Cosima. How Richard Wagner, not the first name you associate with matters jolly and festive, made a present of a musical masterpiece. Mike Ashman tells the story.
The Best Wagner Recordings
Gramophone Composer Guides