Music Lovers and Europhiles: This Wagner’s for You

On Friday, I filled you in on an exciting new project that’s currently debuting on public television stations nationwide: Rick Steves’ Europe: A Symphonic Journey.  This hour-long special celebrates the Romantic, patriotic music of seven European countries. This week, I’ll be sharing some clips to give you a taste. Today’s clip: Richard Wagner, the great German composer whose works stirred the souls of German kings and princes, nobles and peasants…and a certain Führer.

Setting up each piece as the event’s tour guide, it occurred to me that this represents how all of our guides at Rick Steves’ Europe prepare our travelers to be open to new cultural experiences. On our tours, we not only bring our travelers to exciting culture — we do our best to give it all meaning.

I hope you enjoy this little musical bit of Germany. Share this with your Facebook friends who enjoy travel and music. And find out when your television station will air Rick Steves’ Europe: A Symphonic Journey — or buy the DVD and CD on my online Travel Store.

If you can’t see the video below, watch it on YouTube.

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