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The November 2019 issue (vol.13, no.3) has been published and contains the following feature articles:

‘Knappertsbusch in Bayreuth’ by Hans Rudolf Vaget

‘In Wagner’s Eyes: Casting Light on a Disputed Portrait‘ by Michael Trimble, Dale C. Hesdorffer, Robert Letellier and Gordon Plant

’Ernest Newman in ‘’Naziland‘’: In Search of Otto Strobel‘ by David Cormack

• ‘Report on the Production of Tannhäuser in Paris’ by Richard Wagner (translated by Niall Hoskin)

plus reviews of: Tannhäuser at the Bayreuth Festival, Das Rheingold at Longborough and Grimeborn, Die Meistersinger by Fulham Opera, Die Walküre in Kassel, Götterdämmerung in Würzburg and Lohengrin in Nuremberg; the Bernstein Tristan und Isolde (Munich, 1981) on DVD; CDs of the Hallé Siegfried and of Lise Davidsen in Wagner and Strauss


Hans Knappertsbusch with the high-ranking Austrian SS officer Otto von Wächter, 1939

Lise Davidsen in the new Bayreuth Tannhäuser


Bust of Wagner by Arno Breker, in the gardens of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, clearly showing the composer’s strabismus or squint

Ernest Newman dozing on the
Tannhäuser (Stephen Gould) in clown’sFreia (Marie Arnet) confronts Fasolt
Alberich (Seth Carico) and the
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