Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas. Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works.
On this day in history, 03/24/18. In 1721, Johann Sebastian Bach presents his Brandenburg Concertos, original title: Six Concerts a plusieurs instruments, to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt. Now you know. Historical fact and image, onthisday.com & Wikipedia.
When I think about great composers of sacred music other names come to mind before I get to Franz Liszt (depicted here). And yet this Century Hungarian composer and pianist produced three large-scale settings of the Mass, two oratorios.