There's a man in Mobile who remembers that Honus Wagner hit a triple in Pittsburgh 46 years ago. That's baseball.
Please write music like Wagner, only louder.
Peter Wagner, my son, just won the Bel-Air Junior Club Championship. Parred the last three holes. One-putts, up and down. Us Wagners don't hit greens. We chip and putt.
I don't think I was ever particularly mean. I can certainly think of some idiotic exchanges I've had. I was accused of destroying pop music, like Wagner destroyed opera - a guy in Germany started ranting that at me.
Wagner manages to convey emotion with music better than anyone, before or since.
Everything in Wagner's work - the music, the acting, the staging - stemmed from the text. Everything served to interpret the text.
When I was about 19, my stepmother said - because this was back in the '80s - that I had Robert Wagner's pompadour. I said, 'What are you talking about? You mean the guy from 'Hart to Hart?'
I grew up taking piano lessons and liking Wagner when I was in second grade.
In the heart of the Great Depression, millions of American workers did something they'd never done before: they joined a union. Emboldened by the passage of the Wagner Act, which made collective bargaining easier, unions organized industries across the country, remaking the economy.
Wagner has lovely moments but awful quarters of an hour.
Wagner is a composer who has beautiful moments but awful quarter hours.
Mr. Wagner has beautiful moments but bad quarters of an hour.
We've been listening to Wagner, which is so great.
Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand. They didn't waste time waiting for inspiration.
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