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Back up to: The Essay
5/5 Professor John Deathridge explores the posthumous reputation of Wagner in the 20th century
4/5 Michael Tanner explores the relationship between Wagner and Friedrich Nietzsche.
3/5 Christopher Janaway explores Wagner's encounter with the philosophy of Schopenhauer.
2/5 AC Grayling focuses on the crucial years before and after the Dresden uprising of 1849.
1/5 Roger Scruton explores the philosophical background that influenced the young Wagner.