Flights of Imagination and Desire: Love, Death, Art and Money in 19th-Century Bavaria with Robin Lenman

St John's Hall

Flights of Imagination and Desire: Love, Death, Art and Money in 19th-Century Bavaria with Robin Lenman

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Date: 05 Jul 2018 - 3:30 to 5:00pm

Venue: St John’s Hall

Price: £4

Code: SJH5

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The world premiere of Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde in Munich in 1865, one of the 19th century’s great cultural events, was the culmination of a lavish history of dynastic patronage begun by Ludwig I. However, perceptive visitors like George Eliot noted new arguments were raging about how culture should be funded; by monarchs, the taxpayer or the rapidly expanding private market? Robin will enlighten us.

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