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Bayreuth

(bīroit`), city (1994 pop. 73,390), capital of Upper Franconia, Bavaria, S Germany, on the Red Main River. It is an industrial center; its manufactures include machinery, textiles, chemicals, and pianos. Founded in the mid-12th cent., Bayreuth belonged to a branch of the Hohenzollern family from 1248 to 1791, when it was annexed by Prussia. It was taken by France in 1807 and passed to Bavaria in 1810. Richard WagnerWagner, Richard
, 1813–83, German composer, b. Leipzig. Life and Work

Wagner was reared in a theatrical family, had a classical education, and began composing at 17.
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 lived in Bayreuth from 1872 to 1883, and the annual Bayreuth FestivalBayreuth Festival,
also called the Richard Wagner Festival, annual season of performances of Wagner's works, held in the Bavarian town of Bayreuth. Around 1851, Wagner began to visualize a festival theater that would be devoted to the performance of great German works for the
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 is held in the Festspielhaus, an opera house designed by Wagner and built in 1872–76. Wagner and Franz LisztLiszt, Franz
, 1811–86, Hungarian composer and pianist. Liszt was a revolutionary figure of romantic music and was acknowledged as the greatest pianist of his time. He made his debut at nine, going thereafter to Vienna to study with Czerny and Salieri.
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 are buried in Bayreuth.

Bayreuth

since 1876, international center for Wagner’s operas. [Opera Hist.: Thompson, 165]

Bayreuth

a city in E Germany, in NE Bavaria: home and burial place of Richard Wagner; annual festivals of his music. Pop.: 74 818 (2003 est.)
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Mme Merkel, qui ne rate jamais ce rendez-vous consacre aux operas de Richard Wagner, est apparue mercredi aux cotes de son mari Joachim Sauer dans une robe bleue qu'elle avait deja portee a Bayreuth il y a quatre ans.
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In the afternoon, there will be an opportunity for several thousand spectators to gather at the Bayreuth festival grounds to follow the live transmission of Richard Wagner's Lohengrin in perfect HD video and 3D sound quality (surround sound).
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The Bayreuth Festival only lasts a month, but it's about what they make of it all year round and how the town is energized by the artistic activity.
Winifred Marjorie Williams, after having come to Germany as a nine-year-old English orphan, wound up marrying the son of composer Richard Wagner and by 1930 had become the widowed head of the Bayreuth Festival celebrating Wagner's music, an event long patronized by Adolf Hitler.
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At Bayreuth, Germany--in Bavaria's Franconia region--where composer Richard Wagner lived, the Lohengrin Thermal Spa will complement a visit to the town's annual Wagner Music Festival.