Stephen Fry discusses how political history has unavoidably stained the reputation of Wagner, a hero to the Nazi regime whose music nonetheless remains a towering achievement.
Photo: Stephen Fry and Anita Lasker-Wallfisch
Stephen Fry meets Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, a renowned cellist and survivor of Auschwitz, at her home in London.
Photo: Villa Wesendonck
Stephen gets up close to a rehearsal at the grand Villa Wesendonck in Zurich.
Stephen watches an orchestra rehearsal at Bayreuth in Bavaria, Germany, home of an annual festival honouring Wagner's music.
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BBC TV blog
Patrick McGrady, the director of Stephen Fry on Wagner, discusses his experiences of making the programme.BBC TV Blog: My journey with Stephen Fry and Wagner
- Stephen Fry
- Patrick McGrady