Wagner’s Parsifal conductor is kicked out of his gravemain
The good Volk of Garmisch-Partenkirchen do not want Hermann Levi, premiere conductor of Parsifal, to remain in their midst, in the town where he died.
Levi’s grave was desecrated by the Nazis and has been neglected ever since.
Agreement has now been reached to transfer Levi’s remains to the Jewish cemetery in Munich, where Levi was music director at King Ludwig’s court.
It’s a shabby end for a dignified man who coped with Wagner’s antisemitism in his lifetime and its legacy ever after.