04 November 2017

The November 2017 Wagner Journal is out

The Wagner Journal

The November 2017 Wagner Journal (vol.11, no.3) is out. It contains the following feature articles:
  • 'Mahler's Parsifal' by Anna Stoll Knecht
  • 'The Volk That Wagner Loved to Hate: A Reply to Derek Hughes' by Barry Emslie
  • 'Mariano Fortuny and His Wagnerian Designs' by Wendy Ligon Smith
Plus reviews of:
  • Barrie Kosky's Die Meistersinger and Uwe Eric Laufenberg's Parsifal at Bayreuth, Dietrich W. Hilsdorf's Rheingold and Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson's Siegfried in Karlsruhe, Romeo Castellucci's Tannhäuser in Munich, August Everding's Der fliegende Holländer at the Met and Christian Spuck's Holländer in Berlin.
  • DVD of 'The Becoming of the Mannheim Ring'
  • CDs of Hans Knappertsbusch's pioneering 1950–51 Meistersinger with Paul Schöffler as Hans Sachs, Mark Elder's new Lohengrin with Klaus Florian Vogt in the title role, compilations of Ticho Parly and Johan Botha, the Symphonies in C and E major under Jun Märkl, Declarations of Love (piano works and songs by Wagner for Mathilde Wesendonck and Cosima Wagner) and piano music by Liszt and Wagner played by Imogen Cooper.
  • The Richard Wagner Sämtliche Werke (31 vols) and Christopher Fifield's new edition of Hans Richter
More here: The Wagner Journal

05 July 2017

'Freud and Parsifal' issue of the Wagner Journal is out

The July 2017 Wagner Journal (vol.11, no.2) is now out. It is a special 'Freud and Parsifal' issue containing the following feature articles:
  • 'Parsifal as Castration Drama' by Ivan Ward
  • 'Wagner, Freud and Nietzsche in Berlin' by Tom DeRose
  • 'Wagner's Parsifal: a Hymn of Purity' by Stephen Gee
  • 'Kundry's Kiss and the Fear of Female Desire: a Gender Perspective' by Eva Rieger
  • 'Interpreting Wagner's Dreams: Staging Parsifal in the Twenty-first Century' by Mark Berry
  • 'Syberberg's Parsifal and the Soul of Germany' by Patrick Carnegy
plus reviews of: Kasper Holten's Die Meistersinger at Covent Garden, Keith Warner's Wahnfried in Karlsruhe, productions of Lohengrin by Kasper Holten and Claus Guth in Berlin and Paris, and productions of Tristan und Isolde by Michael Schulz and Barrie Kosky in Gelsenkirchen and Essen. DVD of Kasper Holten's Das Liebesverbot in Madrid Tom Artin's What Parsifal Saw, John Mastrogiovanni's Parsifal: The Will and Redemption, Karol Berger's Beyond Reason: Wagner contra Nietzsche, David Huckvale's Music for the Superman: Nietzsche and the Great Composers, Simon Callow's Being Wagner, and Grit Schwarzkopf's Kätchen und Senta: Partnerfindung als Traumspiel in Heinrich von Kleists 'Das Kätchen von Heilbronn' und in Richard Wagners 'Der fliegende Holländer'


05 March 2017

The Wagner Journal - March 2017 issue

As The Wagner Journal enters its second decade, we are pleased to announce the March 2017 issue (vol.11, no.1), which contains the following articles:

  • 'Wagner: Race, Nationalism and Other Distractions' by Derek Hughes
  • 'Teleology, Providence and the ‘Death of God’: a New Perspective on the Ring Cycle’s Debt to G.W.F. Hegel' by Richard H. Bell
  • 'All in it Together: the Gesamtkunstwerk Revisited' by Barry Millington
  • 'David Breckbill 1957–2016' by Barry Millington

plus reviews of:
  • Mariusz Treliński's Tristan und Isolde at the Met, Das Rheingold and Die Walküre in a multi-director Ring in Karlsruhe, Tatjana Gürbaca's Der fliegende Holländer and Lohengrin in Essen, Pierre Audi's Parsifal in Amsterdam and Neil Armfield's Ring in Melbourne.
  • DVD of Dimitri Tcherniakov's Parsifal from Berlin
  • CDs of Die Walküre over a span of 80 years
  • Eva Rieger's Frida Leider: Sängerin im Zwiespalt ihrer Zeit and Ulrich Drüner's Richard Wagner: Die Inszenierung eines Lebens

More info here: www.thewagnerjournal.co.uk