Tuesday, February 13, 2018

I believe I'll have another beer

I believe you need a shave
Composer Richard Wagner died on this day in 1883.

"I believe in God, Mozart and Beethoven, and likewise their disciples and apostles," Wagner wrote. "I believe in the Holy Spirit and the truth of the one, indivisible Art;

"I believe that this Art proceeds from God, and lives within the hearts of all illumined men;

"I believe that he who once has bathed in the sublime delights of this high Art, is consecrate to Her for ever, and never can deny Her;

"I believe that through Art all men are saved.”

Fellow composer Gioachino Rossini had this to say about his rival: "Wagner has some beautiful moments but awful half-hours."