Without doubt he is the most despised composer in history. Yet he wrote some of the world's most sublime music. More books have been written about him than any other composer. He's been called "a titan," "The wizard of Bayreuth" and "The Behemoth." He's also been called a rabid anti-­Semite, an unbridled hypocrite, a pompous windbag. After him, opera was never the same again — western art was never the same again. He forever changed... More >>>