Many music critics view Wagner’s music as problematic because of the composers’ anti-Semitic views. And yet, some argue that his classic works of opera are somehow separable from his hatred of Jewish people.
However, not everyone agrees that this is a reasonable view; or in some cases, even a reasonable question to ask!
So, we’ve asked a couple of real music experts (not some pathetic, pedantic, mainstream, dusty old music critics), to give their two (million) cents worth on this one.
Anyone who says you have to “separate the man from the music” is a very, very dangerous person, to my mind.
I mean, don’t listen to these pedantic, upper-crust artistic celebrities and flamboyant, prima donna play-actors who are merely collaborating with the rich and powerful of this world, while pretending to speak up for the marginalised.
Well, guess what? They’re only in it for themselves. And deep down, they know it!