04 July 2014

The Wagner Journal, July 2014 issue is out

The Wagner Journal: July 2014 issue

The July 2014 issue (vol.8, no.2), now available, contains the following feature articles:
  • 'Spinning the Yarn: Intertextuality in Wagner's Use and Reuse of his Songs in his Operas' by Malcolm Miller
  • 'Richard Wagner and the "Zurich Writings" 1849–51: From Revolution to Ring' by Hilda Meldrum Brown
  • ‘Wagner's Acquittal', in which Joachim Köhler retracts his claim that Wagner was a forerunner of the Holocaust
  • ‘Reckoning up the Ring: A Mathematician's Diary of Bayreuth 1876' by Patrick Carnegy, discussing the journal kept by Alfred Pringsheim, father-in-law of Thomas Mann, on his 1876 visit to Bayreuth
  • Joseph Horowitz on Artur Bodanzky and the golden age of Wagner at the Met
Plus reviews of:
  • Tannhäuser and Parsifal in Berlin
  • Der fliegende Holländer in Copenhagen
  • Das Liebesverbot in Leipzig
  • Guy Cassiers' Milan Ring and the Met Parsifal with Jonas Kaufmann on DVD
  • new books on Wagner by David Trippett, Eva Rieger, Na'ama Sheffi and Joachim Köhler

The Wagner Journal is a periodical that seeks to examine Wagner and his works from a variety of perspectives – musicological, historical, literary, philosophical and political – and to illuminate the unique appeal of this endlessly fascinating composer. The journal aims to bring the questions surrounding the theory and practice of staging and performing Wagner to a wider audience, in that way furthering our understanding of his operas as theatre.
In addition to feature articles, reviews of live performances, books, CDs and DVDs, The Wagner Journal periodically offers new translations of Wagner's prose works, many of which are available only in William Ashton Ellis's notoriously idiosyncratic renderings.
The Wagner Journal appears three times a year (March, July and November) and is published both in print form and online. Individual articles are also available for downloading. The journal is published and distributed independently.
For a free introductory (electronic) copy, e-mail thewagnerjournal@btinternet.com

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