Richard Wagner


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Wagner has 7 entries in the Ultimate Hall of Fame — the same amount as Schubert and Handel — and this is the first of them.

On 17th August 1876, Wagner's extraordinary twenty-six year project, the Ring Cycle, came to its mighty conclusion when the fourth and final installment, Götterdämmerung, was premiered in Bayreuth. It was an extraordinary occasion in musical history: the first complete performance of the Ring Cycle, a creation that still captivates with its potency today.