You’re joking I hope? What do you think of Tristan and Isolde!
My mother thought Bolero was great. She thought Tristan was morally disgusting. I haven't listened to Bolero in many years. Tristan - I have a shelf full of recordings.
I dunno. Wagner, even “romantic” Wagner, just doesn’t have the sensuality that French and Italian (and Spanish) romantic music does. While it (Wagnerian music) does have passion, it’s more of the “great fervor and dedication” type of passion rather than sexual passion. “Bolero” isn’t much of a composition, if you’re looking at the melodic structure and the “story” the music tells, but as a work of Impressionism, where it conveys a concept or emotion, it works very well.
Doesn't take any imagination to realize what Wagner had on his mind when he composed this piece.