Talking Germany

Nike Wagner, Festival Director

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Nike Wagner, the great granddaughter of Richard Wagner, became the new director of the Beethoven Festival in Bonn this year. Before that, the 68-year-old spent 10 years heading up the Weimar Art Festival. On Talking Germany, she tells us about her plans for the Beethovenfest, and why Beethoven is a better ambassador for Germany than her famous relative Richard Wagner.