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Wagner Was A Socialble Chap: Now On Bluesky

Written By The Wagnerian on Sunday 29 October 2023 | 2:08:00 pm

Sadly, Twitter is not the place it was for those interested in the arts a few years ago - never mind 15 or so. So, we are more active on our Facebook page and on Bluesky Social. Sadly. While it is still in beta, it remains invitation-only (although it is possible to simply go on a ‘waiting list’), but we hope that this changes soon. It seems much more civilised – at least for now – than Twitter. We hope that it can become the reliable news source that Twitter once was. If you are on Bluesky Social, please connect with us at this address  or find

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Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90 (Arr. for Violin & Piano by Fazil Say) : Liebestod

From the new album: "Liebestod - Works for Violin and Piano" from Friedemann Eichhorn & Fazıl Say

Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say is joined by his long-standing friend, the violinist Friedemann Eichhorn, in an album of mid-19th-century German repertoire. Influenced by Liszt, Say's ingenious transcriptions of the Prelude and Liebestod from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde are heard here in world premiere recordings. The composite F-A-E Sonata of Dietrich, Schumann and Brahms is seldom encountered as a whole, while Schumann's Violin Sonata No. 1, though written at a time of unhappiness, contains moments of glorious beauty and intimacy.

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From Wascally Wabbit to Wagner

From 2016, but still, who can't resist an excuse for Bugs and Elmer perform Wagner:

Many of the people involved in the Washington National Opera's production of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle say their first exposure to opera came from the same source--Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd cartoons

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