Notes on Music
2:16 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

All Things Frilly

Richard Wagner
Richard Wagner

            The Guardian newspaper of London recently published an article entitled “Wagner - Public Genius with a Private Passion for Bustles, Bows, and Bodices”, which indicated that the composer had an obsessive interest in feminine clothing. 

Indeed he wore tailor-made silk drawers, and even had a private room in his house dedicated to “all things frilly.”  Hummm...

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