Richard Wagner (1813–1883)

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Richard Wagner (1813-1883 : Germany) Conductor: Herbert von Karajan Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Record label: EMI Catalogue ID: CDM 7643342

Richard Wagner (1813-1883 : Germany) Conductor: Claudio Abbado Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 4743772

Richard Wagner (1813-1883 : Germany) Conductor: Georg Solti Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Record label: DECCA Catalogue ID: 4304482

Richard Wagner (1813-1883 : Germany) Conductor: Antonio Pappano Ensemble: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Record label: EMI Catalogue ID: 5580062

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Baritone sings in an MRI scanner

This video of a baritone singing in an MRI scanner is just incredible

Wagner hammer

A percussionist used a massive hammer during Wagner and it went terribly wrong

Happy Birthday in the style of Wagner, Verdi and Debussy

What if Wagner had written Happy Birthday – or Verdi, Debussy or Tchaikovsky?

Composers' pianos

10 incredible photos of composers’ original pianos


Who knew? Friedrich Nietzsche was also a pretty decent classical composer

Trump covfefe song

Someone has turned Donald Trump’s ‘covfefe’ tweet into the Tristan chord