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Fictional German composer and huge Beethoven admirer in the short 1840 Musiknovelle "Eine Pilgerfahrt zu Beethoven" ("A Pilgrimage to Beethoven") by real composer Richard Wagner. Nowadays, we'd call it Beethoven fan fiction with "R" as Wagner's self-insertion/Mary Sue character.

R and Beethoven have some oh-so-deep talks about the importance of not selling out and being true to your art.

R later tragically passes away of consumption in a sequel short story, "Das Ende zu Paris" ("The End in Paris," 1841).

He appears in a flashback in a third story, "Ein glücklicher Abend" ("A Happy Evening").

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