Romanticism pp 232-238 | Cite as

Richard Wagner: “The Revolution”

  • John B. Halsted
Part of the The Documentary History of Western Civilization book series (DHWC)


Richard Wilhelm Wagner (1813–1883) was one of Europe’s great cultural revolutionaries—early convinced that the full expression of his art required a social and political revolution. Even after his political revolutionary days, when his art was supported by Ludwig II of Bavaria and he had become an immensely successful artist, he remained an artistic innovator of immense importance.


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