Wagner Scrapbook

Update:  It seems that it is now difficult to access this via Issue. We have thus, decided to make the PDF available for download - free of course. If you would like to read or download it simply CLICK THIS LINK

We spent a surprising amount of time trying to think about what we could do for 2013. It seemed that every idea that came to us had already been developed or done in a similar way. But then by chance, we went back to the origins of the Wagnerian. How, we thought,  would we have produced something like this during Wagner's first centenary? Without electronic media, it seemed impossible. But then, an idea came to us. A very, very basic way of reproducing some of the media here could, at a stretch, be done with a very old-fashioned scrapbook. And so The Wagnerian Scrapbook: The First 100 Years came into being.

A note: every article here is from a real, and at the time prominent newspaper or journal. No matter how bizarre the story, it was, at the time it was published, read as "truth" by those that may have known no better.

Here you will not only find real and very interesting "truths" but also things you might not believe that anyone would have believed. Most of the articles can be read, although one or two have been included purely for their "atmospheric qualities.

We hope, that at least someone enjoys this as much as we did putting it together - whoever you might be.