Great Composer Quiz – August 15, 2020

Wagner & Cosima

Time’s up, pencils down, the Great Composer who gave his bride a swing in the days after she gave birth, and then to help her think of something else and avoid vomiting from vertigo he climbed the side of their house and leapt off the balcony, which was more action than takes place in any third hours of his operas. The answer is Richard Wagner, whose manic actions were so often misunderstood. The dizzy, trembling new mother on the swing was Cosima, and their female friend was Judith Gautier.

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