Click here if you don’t see subscription options

Paul J. Schaefer is a retired editor from Western Publishing Company.

 Daniel Barenboim, center.
Arts & CultureMusic
Paul J. Schaefer
I first listened to the operas of Richard Wagner when I was 11 or 12 years old. I have come to realize that spinning Wagner recordings was more an impish attempt at bravado than evidence of any great love for opera. When I found thick albums of Wagner at the local library and impulsively brought the