Monday, March 22, 2010

Wolfgang Wagner (1919-2010)

Wolfgang Wagner, grandson of Richard Wagner and master of the Wagner festival and shrine in Bayreuth, Germany, for 57 years until his retirement in 2008, died on March 21 at the age of 90.

Tom Sutcliffe's obituary in The Guardian is a detailed summation of both the man and the swirl of artistic and political controversy and familial conflict that surrounded him: