The reality is that Wagner’s recognition was already in relative decline throughout the Weimar Republic and easily fell additional, extra rapidly, below the Nazis. Over the last years of the Kaiser’s Germany (and regardless of the fee and privation of the First World Conflict), the Grasp’s works have been nonetheless massively well-liked, accounting for over eighteen per cent of all opera performances, a share no different composer got here to matching. By the mid-1920s, although, the determine had dropped to round fourteen per cent.
After Hitler took energy, Wagner’s share plunged to nicely beneath ten %.
The reality is that many Nazis, in excessive and low locations, have been bored to tears by Wagner.
That’s all from Jonathan Carr’s wonderful ebook The Wagner Clan.