Thursday 9 August 2012

New Issue of Wagner Journal now available: Includes, Hitler, Rienzi, and the Trustworthiness of "The Young Hitler I Knew"

Current issue

The July 2012 issue (vol.6, no.2), now available, contains the following feature articles:

• The New Wagnerian Menagerie: Bayreuth as Social Evolution and Bioethics Laboratory by Edward A. Bortnichak and Paula M. Bortnichak, offering a new interpretative framework for a series of recent Bayreuth productions

• Being German: Richard Wagner and Thomas Mann by Barry Emslie, dissecting the complex relationship between the two great German artists

• ‘In that hour it began’?: Hitler, Rienzi, and the Trustworthiness of August Kubizek’s The Young Hitler I Knew by Jonas Karlsson, with original research proving that the celebrated account of Hitler's Wagnerian epiphany was almost certainly a fabrication

plus reviews of:

Parsifal in Copenhagen, Götterdämmerung at the Met, and Die Meistersinger in Zurich

DVD recordings of the Ring in Lübeck and an early biopic of Wagner

a box set of the complete Barenboim Wagner recordings, plus a new Meistersinger under Marek Janowski, a disc of orchestral rarities and a solo disc by Klaus Florian Vogt

new books by Nila Parly on Wagner’s heroines and by Peter Conrad on Wagner and Verdi