New Issue Of The Wagner Journal Now Available

Written By The Wagnerian on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 | 9:48:00 pm

Current issue

The March 2014 issue (vol.8, no.1), now available, contains the following feature articles:
• 'Transformation at Tribschen: How a French Literary Trio Became a Wagnerian Musical Trio' by Heath Lees, describing the visits of Judith Gautier and friends to the Wagners in 1869/70
• 'Tracking Träume: The Sources and Sounds of Wagner's Wesendonck Lied' by Peter Bloom on the interlocking of the Wesendonck Lieder and Tristan und Isolde
• 'Wagner Tenors and the Quest for the "Ideal" ' by David Breckbill
• 'Strange and Forbidden Fruits: A report on the conference at Leeds University' by Tash Siddiqui

Plus reviews of:
Parsifal at Covent Garden and the Lyric Opera, Chicago, the Ring in Melbourne and a gruelling Wagnerian extravaganza in Lille
the Ring recorded under Franz Konwitschny at Covent Garden in 1959 and at the Metropolitan, New York, under Erich Leinsdorf in 1961–2
The Rienzi directed by Jorge Lavelli in Toulouse
Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer and Dietsch's Le Vaisseau fantôme conducted by Marc Minkowski; Gergiev's Das Rheingold with René Pape as Wotan; CDs of Wagnerian piano arrangements
new books on Wagner by Martin Geck, Paul Dawson-Bowling and Raymond Furness, and a compilation of Walter Widdop material edited by Michael Letchford