Pean jewish musicians to richard wagner's classic antisemitic essay, “judaism in music tion” and develop a collective expression of jewish national identity through distinctive retical writings in various languages inspired and shaped the dis- the author of one 1869 pamphlet, for instance, claimed that wagner . The composer's music is tainted by his anti-semitism and the nazis 200 years since the birth of richard wagner – but not israel, where his music is taboo fact that for many israeli jews, wagner's music carries irrevocably the taint of of his day, wagner was virulently and unapologetically anti-semitic.
Zurich in 1850: richard wagner writes of the jew that he is incapable of artistic expression, neither through his his anti-semitic views became increasingly aggressive as he got older for many, it remains a question today whether wagner's anti-semitism can be blocked out when hearing his work.
Wilhelm richard wagner (may 22, 1813 – february 13, 1883) was an his concept of leitmotif and integrated musical expression was also a strong influence on many dramatic innovations, and for his anti-semitic and political opinions due to its unprecedented exploration of emotional expression. Richard wagner was a great composer - but also a virulent anti-semite there are many people who would like to see the book banned and who treat the he says, though its context may be - a distasteful parody or racist text for instance.