A book taking Wagner off the shelf and replacing him on his ancient and honorable throne. The famous musical critic claims that the public and the musical world are again giving Wagner his due, recognizing his greatness, the subservience of his characters to his music, etc. He traces his theory through each opera, -- music, characters, feeling. A book that the die-hards who have long pooh-poohed Wagner will find controversial. Not too technical for the layman.