Donald Macleod explores Wagner's influence on the next musical generation: Bruckner, Strauss, Mahler and Wolf.
Donald Macleod ends this week exploring the musical connections between Wagner and his contemporaries with excerpts from his final great music-drama, Parsifal. He examines the colossal effect it would go on to have on a younger generation of composers, including Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler and Hugo Wolf.
We also look at the famous, and boozy, meeting between Wagner and perhaps his most devoted musical admirer, the Austrian Anton Bruckner, whose Third Symphony was dedicated to Wagner.
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