Don Firth: Calling Beethoven "Nazi music" is bizarre, but Wagner is a delicate case, because he actually was a vile antisemite, and it is pretty clear that if he was not a Nazi it was only because he did not live long enough. I have seen a quotation from him that could have come straight out of _Mein Kampf_. Understandably, for a long time it was impossible to perform his operas in Israel; but in recent years, I have read, it has happened.
--- Joe Fineman email@example.com
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