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News from the Members

The latest edition of the Wagner Journal now available
The November 2022 issue of The Wagner Journal has been published.
The November 2022 issue (vol.16, no.3) of The Wagner Journal  has been published and contains the following feature articles:

• Stephen Johnson on ‘What Sibelius Learned from Wagner’ 

• Derek Hughes on German Wagner criticism from the premiere of Die Meistersinger to the end of the Second World War

• Eric Doughney brings insights from the disciplines of psychology and social philosophy to bear on the case of Winifred Wagner

• Extract from Parsifal’s Seduction, a novel by Laurence Dreyfus

 plus reviews of: the Ring and the Holländer in Bayreuth, Tannhäuser in Hamburg, Die Meistersinger in Berlin, Tristan und Isolde in Santa Fe, Siegfried at Longborough, Die Walküre in Coburg, Parsifal in Koblenz and London, plus Die Feen, Das Liebesverbot and Rienzi in Leipzig; Axel Brüggemann's film Global Wagner and Sven Fritz’s new biography of Houston Stewart Chamberlain


COVER: A trigger-happy Brünnhilde (Daniela Köhler) in Valentin Schwarz’s new production of the Ring at the Bayreuth Festival, reviewed by Barry Millington

The orphan Winifred Wagner (née Williams) with her elderly foster parents Karl and Henriette Klindworth

Kurwenal (Markus Eiche, right) tends to Tristan in Act III of Roland’s Schwab’s new Bayreuth staging of Tristan und Isolde