Marin Alsop

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Leonard Bernstein often said: "Every author spends his entire life writing the same book." The same could apply to composers.

Richard Wagner was, and still is today, arguably the most controversial figure in classical music. A self-appointed deity and hyperdriven genius, Wagner is often considered the ultimate megalomaniac. He dreamed up and achieved a single-minded plan to change the course of classical music history.