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The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Wagner, Siegfried

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WAGNER, Siegfried, German musical conductor, son of Richard Wagner (q.v.): b. Lucerne, Switzerland, 6 June 1869. He was intended for an architect, but being bent on adopting the profession of his father, he left the Polytechnic school and studied music under Kniese and Humperdinck. He became a musical conductor in 1893, traveling in this capacity on the Continent and in England and in 1896, and again in 1899, conducted the performances of ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’ at Baireuth. He is the composer of the operas ‘Der Bärenhäuser’ to his own text (1899) and ‘Herzog Wildfang’ (1901), and various orchestral pieces.