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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Today's Birthday in Music: May 22 (Wagner)

1813 - Richard Wagner, Leipzig, Germany; composer and conductor

Wiki entry
Wagner and his operas

"Ride of the Valkyries" from Die Walküre (Wilhelm Furtwangler & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)

Excerpt from the Siegfried Idyll (University of Indiana Symphony Orchestra, cond. Christopher Noel, 2007)

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