08 November 2018

The Wagner Journal - November 2018 issue

Front cover illustration: The 20-year-old Alma Schindler-Mahler, photograph, 1900

The November 2018 issue (vol.12, no.3) of The Wagner Journal presents papers from the ‘Wagner 1900‘ conference held in April 2018 at Jesus College, Oxford, and contains the following feature articles:
  • ‘Manifestations of the Gesamtkunstwerk in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna‘ by Barry Millington
  • ‘ ‘‘Lonely Walk‘‘: an Unpublished Song by Alma Schindler-Mahler‘ by Deborah Calland and Barry Millington
  • ‘Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Arranged Mahler, Roller: The Will Made Visible‘ by Diane V. Silverthorne
  • ‘How a Women’s Network Kept Wagner’s Tradition Alive‘ by Eva Rieger
  • ‘Warning: Consuming Wagner Can be Hazardous to your Health: Tristan und Isolde and Death in Venice‘ by Nicholas Vazsonyi
  • ‘Guy and Doll, Isolde ohne Tristan and a Silent Soprano: Report on the ‘‘Wagner 1900‘‘ Conference‘ by Tash Siddiqui
plus reviews of: Lohengrin at Bayreuth and Covent Garden, Parsifal in Paris, Munich and Mannheim, Holländer at Longborough, Tristan und Isolde in Kassel, Rienzi in Innsbruck, plus the Hallé Rheingold on CD.
Published for the first time with this issue, as a special six-page supplement, is Alma Schindler-Mahler’s song Einsamer Gang

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08 October 2018


My Parsifal Conductor

Musical genius Richard Wagner (Eddie Korbich) and his devoted wife Cosima (Claire Brownell) find themselves in a moral, political and musical dilemma when King Ludwig of Bavaria (Carlo Bosticco) insists that the son of a rabbi, Hermann Levi (Geoffrey Cantor), conduct the premiere of Wagner’s sacred final opera, Parsifal.  In this comedic spin on real-life events, Maestro Levi must consider his complex relationship with the Wagners.  Does Art have its “special needs,” after all?  MY PARSIFAL CONDUCTOR is the World Premiere comedy that dares to probe that question.

Written by multiple EMMY Award-Winner Allan Leicht, MY PARSIFAL CONDUCTOR is directed by the founder of the New York’s Chelsea Theatre Center, Robert Kalfin and produced by the award-winning not-for-profit theatre company The Directors Company, by special arrangement with producer Ted Snowdon.

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27 July 2018

The Wagner Journal July 2018

The Wagner Journal (vol. 12, no. 2), contains the following feature articles:

• ‘Kierkegaard, Wagner and the Quest for Operatic Immediacy‘ by Leo Cabranes-Grant

• ‘Setting the Record Straight: Wendelin Weißheimer and the Wagners‘ by Katherine Syer

• ‘Wagner and Proust‘ by Jeffrey Swann

•‘From Death in Venice to The Magic Mountain: Thomas Mann‘s Ironic Response to Wagner‘ by William Kinderman

plus reviews of:

Dmitri Tcherniakov‘s Tristan und Isolde in Berlin and Pierre Audi‘s in Amsterdam; Alvis Hermanis‘ Parsifal in Vienna

CDs of the Ring cycle under Karajan

Books on the Hitler–Wagner nexus by Wolfram Pyta and Hans Rudolf Vaget

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26 July 2018

Yuval Sharon's Lohengrin on 3SAT Saturday 28 July 2018

Photo: Enrico Nawrath / Bayreuther Festspiele

Yuval Sharon's Lohengrin on 3SAT Saturday 28 July 2018 at 20:15: If you have access to the German TV channel 3SAT, you can watch the new Lohengrin production by director Yuval Sharon

Bayreuther Festspiele 2018: Lohengrin

Elsa    Anja Harteros
Lohengrin    Piotr Beczala
König Heinrich    Georg Zeppenfeld
Telramund    Tomasz Konieczny
Ortrud    Waltraud Meier

10 March 2018

The Wagner Journal March 2018

 The March 2018 issue of the Wagner Journal (vol.12, no.1) contains the following feature articles:
  • ‘Kindred Spirits of Meiningen and Bayreuth‘ by Edward A. Bortnichak and Paula M. Bortnichak
  • ‘Turning the Telescope Round‘ [article about Ernest Newman] by David Cormack
  • ‘Wagner and the Boryspil Pogrom: A Reply to Barry Emslie‘ by Derek Hughes
  • “Music Made Visible“: Sergei Eisenstein's Die Walküre and the Birth of Vertical Montage‘ by Hilan Warshaw
  • ‘Deluded Neurotic or Visionary Woman of the Future?: Senta Revalued‘ by Kate Hopkins
Plus reviews of:
  • Achim Freyer‘s Parsifal in Hamburg and Tobias Kratzer‘s Götterdämmerung in Karlsruhe
  • DVD of Christian Thielemann‘s homage to Herbert von Karajan's 1967 Salzburg Ring
  • CDs of the Naxos Siegfried under Jaap van Zweden, Mark Elder‘s Parsifal with the Hallé, and Wagner concert overtures under Jun Märkl
More here: The Wagner Journal