New Issue Of Wagner Journal Now Available. Includes: Wagner’s English lover Jessie Laussot

Written By The Wagnerian on Thursday, 26 April 2012 | 2:08:00 am

The March 2012 issue (vol.6, no.1), now available, contains the following feature articles:

• in ‘Jews, Music and Wagner’, David Conway, author of the recently published book Jewry in Music, describes the entry of Jews into 19th-century European music professions, arguing that the vicious reaction it provoked was far wider than that associated with Wagner’s writings.

• Tash Siddiqui on the political background to the landmark 1929 Kroll Opera production of Der fliegende Holländer

• Arnold Whittall on ‘A Tale of Two Brothers: the Giants and the Ring’

• David Cormack with new research on Wagner’s English lover Jessie Laussot

plus reviews of:

Siegfried at the Met, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Covent Garden and Tannhäuser in Paris

a DVD recording of Kasper Holten’s Royal Danish Opera production of Tannhäuser

CDs of Der fliegende Holländer, the launch of a complete cycle of Wagner’s major works under Marek Janowski, a new Parsifal starring the controversial Klaus Florian Vogt under Jaap van Zweden, and a disc of Wagner highlights from René Pape

new books by Eva Rieger on Wagner’s women, by Simon Goldhill on the politics of Hellenism and by Paul du Quenoy on the history of Wagner and wagnérisme in France.

 More Details: The Wagner Journal