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The latest edition of the Wagner Journal
The March 2023 issue (vol.17, no.1) of The Wagner Journal has been published
The March 2023 issue (vol.17, no.1) of The Wagner Journal  has been published and contains the following feature articles:
• Wolfgang Mende on Wagner’s compositional process as revealed in his sketches

• Genevieve Robyn Arkle on Wagner’s use of the turn

• Derek Hughes on new witnesses of Toscanini’s Bayreuth

• Chris Walton on a bizarre legal case involving wire-netting at Tribschen

• Interview with Keith Warner about his new Meistersinger for Vienna

plus reviews of: the Ring at the Berlin Staatsoper, Die Meistersinger in Vienna and Der fliegende Holländer in Toronto; Parsifal Suite (constructed and conducted by Andrew Gourlay) and Wagner by Arrangement, vol. 3 (arr. Ben Woodward); DVDs of the Ring from the Deutsche Oper (2021), dir. Stefan Herheim, and Bayreuth (1979/80), dir Patrice Chéreau; Laurence Dreyfus’s novel Parsifals Verführung and Charles Ellis: Wagner’s ’Ring’



Toscanini arriving at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus in 1930

Hans Sachs (Michael Volle) with David (Michael Laurenz) at the start of Keith Warner‘s Meistersinger. Photo: Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Pöhn

Wotan (Michael Volle) embraces Brünnhilde (Anja Kampe) in the final act of Die Walküre in Dmitri Tcherniakov’s Berlin Staatsoper staging. Photo: Monika Rittershaus

Siegfried (Manfred Jung), having killed the dragon Fafner, encounters him in human form (Fritz Hübner) in Patrice Chéreau’s 1976 Bayreuth staging. Photo: Universal Classics