wagner, richard

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Wagner, Richard [(vahg-nuhr)]

A nineteenth-century German composer known for his operas, many of which dramatize myths and legends. The four-opera group The Ring of the Nibelung and the single opera Tristan und Isolde are among his best-known compositions.

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