New Issue Of Wagner Journal Published

Written By The Wagnerian on Saturday, 3 August 2013 | 1:31:00 am


'The bicentenary of Wagner will be celebrated throughout the world (albeit with at least one notable exception), wrote the editor of The Wagner Journal, Barry Millington, in a previous editorial. In the July 2013 issue, The Wagner Journal rectifies that omission, with a fascinating article about the Wagner ban in Israel by the Israeli scholar Nâ ama Sheffi, whose book The Ring of Myths has just been republished in English in a revised edition. And a brief glance at the contents of and contributors to this issue again reveals the astonishing worldwide phenomenon that is Wagner".
Tash Siddiqui, Guest Editor
 
The July 2013 issue (vol.7, no.2), now available, contains the following feature articles:

• 'Sound of Silence and Struggle: Wagner and the Israelis' by Na'ama Sheffi

• ' "Only You Could Save Bayreuth!": The Life of Richard Wagner's Granddaughter Friedelind' by Eva Rieger

• 'Parsifal as Contagion Narrative and Discourse of Mourning' by Edward A. Bortnichak and Paula M. Bortnichak

plus reviews of:

Jonas Kaufmann in the La Scala Lohengrin and Met Parsifal; the new Zurich Holländer; and Thomas Hengelbrock's 'period' Parsifal

The Opus Arte Wagner Edition and Fritz Lang's Die Nibelungen on DVD

'Wagner's Vision', a 50-CD set celebrating the Bayreuth legacy

John W. Barker's Wagner and Venice Fictionalised, Hugh Ridley's Wagner and the Novel, the Overture Opera Guide to Der fliegende Holländer, ed. Gary Kahn, The Legacy of Richard Wagner, ed. Luca Sala, Jonathan Brown's Great Wagner Conductors, and Anton Seidl's On Conducting (reprint)

More at: The Wagner Journal