The object of desire was the work "Frederick the Great and German Literature" by Heinrich Pröhle, which Wagner had signed in August 1876. There are no criminal consequences, the act is time-barred. Nevertheless, there is no information on the identity of the perpetrator. It is said that silence has been agreed. Or, to paraphrase Isolde from the Wagner opera "Tristan und Isolde": "I swore to keep it silent."
Bavaria: Curious theft: Wagner, the book and the pact of silence
Bayreuth (dpa / lby) - The composer Richard Wagner apparently causes unusual outbursts of emotion among some of his fans.