"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Friday, 16 July 2010

Just One Note...

... and you know it's Wagner.

The chords, crescendos, the key: they all add up to Wagner and politics has nothing to do with music. I see that even Stephen Fry is trying to rehabilitate Wagner via his programme on the BBC at the moment.  All artists sink or rise on their own popular merit and they mustn't be politicised or publicly- funded.

Transcribed for solo piano by Liszt and played by Joel Hastings

1 comment:

  1. nice music and video, i surely like both videos


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