The Third Richard
Richard Fuchs, a gifted Jewish musician, composer and architect, lived in 1930s Germany and had been described as the natural successor to Wagner and Strauss. He loved German culture above all others. Unfortunately, German culture hated him. His music banned by the Nazis, he flees to the last bus stop in the world – the booming monotone of New Zealand in the 1940s – where he was no longer persecuted, just ignored. Fuchs was a man out of place and out of time. An enemy in Germany because he was Jewish and enemy alien in wartime New Zealand because he was German. Sixty years after his death his work is now getting international acclaim. Danny Mulheron, his grandson, discovers the life and work of Richard Fuchs.