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Friday, May 31, 2013
Letters: Wagner to the Wesendonks
I have just started reading Richard Wagner's letters to his muse Mathilda Wesendonk and her husband Otto, 1853-1856. There seems to be a general consensus that Wagner was not a very nice man, but although I have only read the first few letters, I think I am going to like him a lot.
Here is a note from Wagner to Otto Wesendonk on 16 March 1854:
Homer crept out of my library.
I asked: where are you going?
He said: to congratulate Otto Wesendonk on his birthday.