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Richard Wagner led one of the romantic period's most controversial, exciting and bizarre lives - find out more about him with our facts gallery!
Wagner's wife Cosima attempted to recall all copies of Wagner's autobiography after his death, resorting to burning as many copies as she could get her hands on. It's thought that she didn't want people to see the range of flippant comments and potentially insulting or inflammatory statements about his fellow composers.
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