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The Wagner Journal: Fancy a free copy guv?

Written By The Wagnerian on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 | 12:49:00 pm

Lets be honest, only rarely do composers get their own published, professional - and somewhat academic -Journal. Beethoven of course, Bach it would be of no surprise (although, as far as I am aware not Mozart!). With this in mind, it should not be a susrprise that Wagner also has his own English language journal, named, unsurprisingly, The Wagner Journal.

Published three times a year ( (March, July and November) and edited by Barry Millington, it features articles and reviews.

Previous articles have included:

'Operation Walküre': The Movie and the History
A Tale of Two Sisters: Brünnhilde, Waltraute and the Fate of Valhalla
Voicing Mathilde: Wagner’s Controlling Muse

The present edition includes:

• in 'Wagner's Voyage from Der fliegende Holländer to Parsifal', Edward A. Bortnichak and Paula M. Bortnichak reappraise the importance of Capt. Marryat's novel The Phantom Ship to Wagner.

• Alexander Shapiro argues that Ian McEwan's novel Atonement draws its defining concept from Tristan und Isolde, and is also a homage to E.M. Forster's Howards End, presenting Wagner, Forster and McEwan as a remarkable constellation that stretches ‘across the divide of the 20th century’.

• J.P.E. Harper-Scott takes issue with Laurence Dreyfus's new study Wagner and the Erotic Impulse, urging an ideological critique that takes account of capitalistic exploitation of sex

• Jerry Floyd talks to Francesca Zambello about her production of the Ring for San Francisco.

plus reviews of:

Die Walküre from the Met, and Parsifal from London, Barcelona and Brussels

CDs of the 1953 Krauss Ring and the first postwar Parsifal in Paris under Ferdinand Leitner

A DVD recording of Katharina Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Anyway, it seems they are giving a free introductory copy to anyone that requests one - no creditcard details required it would seem.

Go to the Journals home page to find out how you can get your free introductory copy.

By the way: There seems to be a debate taking place at the moment about "bloggers" declaring any monetary or other form of economic interest in "products" or "services" they "blog". So, just to confirm, we have no association with the Journal and are not being "paid" to "promote it". This is the same with anything on this site. Thought it worth clearing that up..