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Happy Birthday, Richard Wagner!

By January 15, 2013

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There's a lot to celebrate this year in Germany. Not only do we pay tribute to 200 years of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales, we also honor one of the country's most famous composers, Richard Wagner.  2013 marks the 200th birthday of Wagner, who is well known all over the world for his operas (among them, the longest one ever written, the 18-hour long "Ring Cycle"). This year, Germany celebrates the composer and his musical achievements with a range of concerts, festivals, and special exhibitions.

Here's where to pay tribute to Richard Wagner, learn about his fascinating life, and enjoy some first-class music in Germany.

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