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Midweek Madness celebrates Wagner's 200th birthday, Part 1

By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun

10:03 AM EDT, May 22, 2013

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As you must know, May 22 is Richard Wagner's 200th birthday, and, as you must have guessed, Midweek Madness couldn't let that milestone go unturned. In fact, it will take at least three posts to do justice to this musical genius (and repugnant human specimen).

Part 1 just had to be delivered by Bugs and Elmer -- predictable, yes, but still essential.