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The latest edition of The Wagner Journal is now available

Portrait of Mathilde Wesendonck by Carl F. Sohn (1850)
Cartoon of Wagner from Punch (1882), punning on the purveyor of ‘cycles‘, though the spokes of his penny-farthing invoke other operas of his
John Barbirolli, photographed in 1947

The November 2020 issue (vol.14, no.3) of The Wagner Journal has been published and contains the following feature articles: 
  • ‘ “A Breath of Sorrow“: The Tragic Romance of Richard Wagner and Mathilde Wesendonck‘, with six poems of Mathilde's published for the first time, by Judith Cabaud and Barry Millington
  • ‘Agents of Loving Empathy: Wagner Heroines Reassessed‘ by Kate Hopkins
  • ’Wagner, Berlioz and the Origins of Über das Dirigieren‘ by Chris Walton
  • Wagnerism – No End in Sight‘ by Diane V. Silverthorne
plus reviews of: 
Der fliegende Holländer at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, 
Tristan und Isolde under Barbirolli,
Alex Ross‘s Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music,
two major studies of Wieland Wagner and Richard H. Bell's Theology of Wagner‘s ‘Ring‘ Cycle.