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  •  Well, part of the reason Wager gets singled out (1+ / 0-)
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    is that unlike Chopin and his ilk, Wagner wrote, extensively, about the evils of the Jews: it's impossible to get through half a dozen pages of Opera and Drama without him digressing into a passage about how Jews are ruining his culture.  Whatever the anti-Semitic leanings of, oh, the majority of European artists in the 19th century, very few took it as far, or as explicitly, as Wagner did.  

    That doesn't make Chopin a saint, but it explains in large part why Wagner gets the special treatment.

    Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

    by pico on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 10:21:51 PM PST

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