26 February 2013

The Wagner Journal - new issue

A new issue of The Wagner Journal (editor: Barry Millington) is out. You can order your copy here: http://www.thewagnerjournal.co.uk/howtobuy.html


FEATURES
Heroic Gestures and Family Values in Wagner’s Ring
Arnold Whittall

The Kiss of the Dragon-slayer
Barry Emslie

Wieland Wagner’s Intellectual Path
Ingrid Kapsamer


REVIEWS

Live Performances

Science, Sets and Symbols in Der Ring des Nibelungen David Trippett appraises the Covent Garden ‘Ring’ and an accompanying book

DVDs

Tradition in Vienna, Laboratory Experiment in Bayreuth
Graeme Feggetter assesses contrasting productions of Lohengrin

Nuremberg Life and Afterlife
Roland Matthews is concerned that David McVicar’s Glyndebourne
production of Meistersinger fails to take account of its legacy

CDs

Take Five: Tristan und Isolde
David Breckbill weighs the merits of the fifth release in Janowski’s
complete Wagner project, and muses on his past and future Ring cycles

Fading Glory
Matthew Rye is doubtful about the wisdom of a highlights disc

Books

Profession and Faith
A study of the emerging role played by Jews in the musical business
represents a welcome riposte to Wagner’s notorious essay, suggests
Jonas Karlsson

Uplifting Experiences
Alexander H. Shapiro explores the Wagnerian elements in a new study
of classical music in America’s Gilded Age

Rebel with a Cause
Life was tough for a black sheep of the Wagner family, finds
Tim Blanning

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