Today is the birthday of two great musicians – my nephew, Frederic Bager and the composer, Richard Wagner.
Wagner was born in Leipzig in 1813, Frederic in London in 1991, where he studied at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music.
Time will in due course adjudicate between them, but in the meantime judge for yourself whether execution trumps composition in this tribute by Frederic to Wagner, an eight-hand sleight-of-hands performance of The Ride of the Valkyries from Wagner’s Die Walkure.
Frederic is available as a recitalist and soloist (max. two hands). Wagner is not.
Happy Birthday, Frederic.