08 July 2009

New issue of The Wagner Journal

The Wagner Journal is out with a new issue, featuring:
  • "Style and Sonority in Wagner String Performance" by David Milsom
  • "Reflections on Phrasing and Expressive Gesture in Wagner Singing" by Simon Trezise
  • "‘Enthüllet den Gral’: Towards a Methodology of Historical Wagner Recordings" by Roger Allen
  • "Gesamt Werk Kunst: A Few New Thoughts" by Keith Warner

Reviews include
  • Anti-Romantic Ring Bears Fruit in Orange County. Katherine Syer, drawing on a conversation with Achim Freyer, introduces the new Los Angeles cycle; Simon Williams reviews the first two instalments
  • A Holländer for the Credit Crunch. Tash Siddiqui is impressed by the new production at Covent Garden
  • Strings Attached. Barry Millington reports on contrasting productions of ‘Lohengrin’ in Berlin and London
Also of great interest: David Breckbill examines the complex artistry of Knappertsbusch

The cover photo shows Klaus Florian Vogt as Lohengrin in the production by Stefan Herheim at the Staatsoper, Berlin.

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