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Wagner: 15 facts about the great composer
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.