This year marks 200 years since the German composer Richard Wagner was born. The German city of Bayreuth is planning numerous events to mark the occasion, the first being an unconventional work by the Austrian brass ensemble Mnozil Brass.
A new exhibition looks at how the Nazis used opera as a powerful tool of propaganda, especially during the Nuremberg Rallies. Hitler was personally involved in the staging of some epic Wagner productions.
The music to James Bond, Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Wars films is immediately recognizable, even if one doesn't know the names of the composers. "Score – A Film Music Documentary" pays tribute to its creators.
Wieland Wagner, born 100 years ago as the grandson of composer Richard Wagner, received special attention from Hitler and brought unconventionial ideas to Bayreuth. Nike Wagner reflects on life as his daughter.
The Beethovenfest director Nike Wagner casts a look back at a season of "Revolutions" - and a look into the near and mid-term future, with the "Distant Beloved" paving the way to "Beethoven 2020."
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