School of music
Thinking Aloud
The Bayreuth Music Festival
One of the oldest music festivals in the world occurs annually in a small German town named Bayreuth. Richard Wagner helped found the festival to honor and perform his own operas. Today, Bayreuth stands as the mecca for Wagnerian scholars, experts, and fans. But don't make travel plans just yet, you may have to wait a decade for tickets. Special guests Walter Rudolph and Reg Pontius discuss Bayreuth's compelling history and share their own Wagner memories.—Original airdate: 11/21/2008

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