Richard Wagner, the most controversial in the history composer, reformer of the art of opera, poet, playwright and author of the famous anti-Semitic essay “Judaism in Music” that would inspire decades after Nazi ideology. Wagner even built his own theater in Bayreuth for the representation of his operas. His tetralogy “Der Ring des Nibelungen ‘lasts 16 hours.
He started using the leitmotiv, a certain melody that symbolize a person, an object, an idea or a feeling.
Wagner said: I believe in God, Mozart and Beethoven.