It Takes Brass to Play the Wagner Tuba

When Richard Wag­ner began com­pos­ing “The Ring of the Nibelung,” his vision­ary opera cycle, he became dis­sat­is­fied with a par­tic­u­lar musi­cal theme. The solu­tion, he decided, was not to rewrite the pas­sage but to fos­ter the cre­ation of a new instru­ment to per­form it—the Wag­ner tuba.”

Learn more about the Wag­ner Tuba at the Wall Street Journal

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