Actor and writer Stephen Fry explores his passion for the world’s most controversial composer – Richard Wagner. But Stephen is Jewish and lost family members in the Holocaust, so can he salvage the music he loves from its dark association with anti-semitism and the Nazis? The film includes unique behind-the-scenes access to the Bayreuth Festival, the annual extravaganza of Wagner’s music held in the composer’s own purpose built theatre. Featuring a soundtrack of Wagner’s extraordinary music, this is a fantastic introduction to one of the most important composers ever.
Patrick McGrady made documentaries fürBBC including The Machine That Made Us, afilm about the inventor of mechanical movabletype printing, Johannes Gutenberg.
Wagner & Me
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