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Richard Wagner - followers and conductors

  • Hans von Bülow (1830-1894), conducted the premieres of "Tristan und Isolde" (München 1865) and "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" (München 1868). – First spouse of Cosima, daughter of Liszt and later wife of Richard Wagner.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921), assistant of Richard Wagner in Bayreuth, taught later composition to Siegfried Wagner.
  • Franz Liszt (1811-1886), conducted the premiere of Lohengrin (Weimar 1850), supported Wagner early, later his father in law.
  • Carl Gottlieb Reißiger (1798-1859), conducted the premiere of Rienzi (Dresden 1842).
  • Heinrich Schulz-Beuthen (1838-1915), taught compositione in Switzerland 1866-1880, where he met Wagner and became friend of Mathilde Wesendonck. He composed the an opera "Der Zauberschlaf", 1879 based on the fairy tales "Cinderella" and "Sleeping Beauty" by Wesendonck.
  • Franz Wüllner (1832-1902), conducted the premiere of "Rheingold" and "Die Walküre" (München 1869/70, ordered by King Ludwig II. against the intention of Richard Wagner.

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