Music: Cosima Wagner

Frau Cosima Wagner—widow of the pre-eminent German musical composer, Wilhelm Richard Wagner, and daughter of Franz Liszt, of the Hungarian rhapsodies—is reduced to selling a number of her late husband's most valuable relics to keep the wolf from the door.

Paris newspapers have had a good deal to say about the shame Germany ought to feel for letting her sink to penury. The fame of both Wagner and Liszt is international, and if the companion of one and the daughter of the other is left in indigenous circumstances, should not the whole...

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