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The Wagner Journal

The Wagner Journal, March 2024, Volume 18, Number 1

The Wagner Journal, March 2024, Volume 18, Number 1

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Barry Millington, Wagner and the ‘English Musical Renaissance’

Derek Hughes, Wagner and ‘the Jew Guggenheim’

Richard Moukarzel, Wagnerian Irony, a German Romantic Affair? Universalpoesie and the Literary Legacy of Schlegel, Tieck and Hoffmann

Edward A. Bortnichak and Paula M. Bortnichak, Reflections on Dmitri Tcherniakov’s Der fliegende Holländer: Everyman’s Search for Home and Justice


Reviews (live performances)

Reservoir Gods: Barrie Kosky’s new production of Das Rheingold reminds Richard Laing that we’re all doomed

A Digital Disappointment: David Ames sees Opera Australia unveil its second new production of the tetralogy in a decade

Hope in the Darkness: Simon Williams discovers plenty of contemporary resonance in San Francisco’s revival of David Alden’s Lohengrin

Brünnhilde Stops the Show: Michael Fuller hails the commencement of a new Ring in Basel, and eagerly awaits its conclusion

War and Zombies: Richard Laing finds Kirill Serebrennikov’s flawed but fascinating production of Lohengrin enlivened by some stellar performances

Wälsungen in Westminster: Alice McVeigh is thrilled by a concert performance of Die Walküre


Reviews (CDs)

Lockdown Grail: Vienna’s Covid-struck Parsifal is now available as a thought-provoking CD set, writes Arnold Whittall

Siegfried’s Isar Journey: Dexter Drown admires much – but not all – of Simon Rattle’s new recording of the third Ring opera

Heavenly Pair: Bruckner and his Idol. Richard Laing enjoys a feast of sumptuous playing from Andris Nelsons and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, though the service is a little slow

Tristan Transfigured: For Christopher Morley, wonderful playing can’t make up for what’s missing from this arrangement for string septet


Reviews (books)

Disciples, Gamblers and Eccentrics: Chris Walton is intrigued by the overlapping friendships of Wagner and the Schumanns

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