On the eve of the Beethovenfest in Bonn, journalist Christopher Money talks with Nike Wagner, the director. But instead of talking about the annual event in Bonn, he asked her about something infinitely more personal: Franz Liszt, her great-great-grandfather.

When I met Nike Wagner early last month in the bustling Opus restaurant of Bonn’s Beethovenhalle, she was wearily expecting yet another interview about the city’s Beethovenfest, which had just opened, and of which she is director.

But when I told her I’d like to talk to her about her great-great-grandfather, the Hungarian pianist and composer Franz Liszt (father-in-law to her great-grandfather Richard Wagner) her eyes sparkled.

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