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Violinist Leia Zhu Was Privileged To Played On The Famous Composer Richard Wagner’s Piano

Updated: Nov 17, 2020

Composer Richard Wagner was famous for his great compositions especially on Operas, he was one of the most important composers not only in German history but also in the entire classical music scene.

At this special visit, violinist Leia Zhu was graced the access to Wagner’s piano which normally locked due to the delicacy. She played Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 8

Richard Wagner lived in this stately country manor on the shore of Lake Lucerne surrounded by a magnificent park and situated directly on the lake for six years from 1866 to 1872, now is a museum

On 25 August 1938, the inaugural concert of the Lucerne Festival took place in front of the museum. Arturo Toscanini had assembled an 'elite' orchestra specifically for the occasion. He conducted a gala concert outdoors, attended by a large audience: approximately 2000 guests were invited.

This concert was broadcast on radio around the world and is considered to have been the birth of today's Lucerne Festival.

Here is the link to document this visit.

For more photos, check this album:


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