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News from the Members

The latest edition of the Wagner Journal is now available
The March edition of TWJ has been published, containing the usual interesting mix of scholarly articles and reviews of performances, discs and books

Cover  Wagner Journal March 2019
Final tableau from the Covent Garden Götterdämmerung by Keith Warner, the new generation pressing forward to the front of the stage. 
Senta‘s angelic quality is captured in the 1906 illustration of her and the Flying Dutchman by Hugo L. Braune.
The Venusberg grotto at Linderhof, the visual peak of Luchino Visconti‘s film Ludwig
Anna Bahr-Mildenburg as Ortrud in a 1909 postcard from Bayreuth
Photograph from Oswald Bauer‘s history of Bayreuth showing players from Walhall FC. From top left: Peter Maus, Matti Salminen, Martin Egel, Peter Hofmann. Bottom row: Hans Sotin, Helmut Pampuch, Siegfried Jerusalem
The March 2019 issue (vol.13, no.1) has been published and contains the following feature articles:
  • "Accompanied by Solemn Songs": Wagner’s Ring as it might have been by Arnold Whittall
  • Redeeming Senta by Edward A. Bortnichak and Paula M. Bortnichak
  • Ludwig Revisited by Joseph Horowitz
  • Being Isolde: the Theory and Practice of Anna Bahr-Mildenburg by Karin Martensen
  • Legend and Reality in Wagner‘s Creativity by Ulrich Drüner
plus reviews of:
the Ring at Covent Garden and various venues in Germany,
Die Meistersinger in Wiesbaden and Mannheim;
Barrie Kosky‘s Bayreuth Meistersinger on DVD;
Jaap van Zweden‘s Naxos Götterdämmerung on CD;
a new translation of the Ring by John Deathridge,
Oswald Bauer’s monumental history of the Bayreuth Festival
and reviews of publications by Jens Malte Fischer, Dieter Borchmeyer and Udo Bermbach