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News from the Members

3.4.2024 The March 2024 issue of The Wagner Journal (vol.18, no.1) now available.
3.4.24 The March 2024 issue of The Wagner Journal (vol.18, no.1)  contains the following feature articles:

• Barry Millington on Wagner and the ‘English Musical Renaissance’  

• Derek Hughes on Wagner and the ‘Jew Guggenheim’ 

• Richard Moukarzel on ‘Wagnerian Irony, a German Romantic Affair?’

• Edward and Paula Bortnichak: Reflections on Dmitri Tcherniakov’s Der fliegende Holländer

plus reviews of: Covent Garden Das Rheingold, Opera Australia Ring, Lohengrin in San Francisco and Paris, Das Rheingold and Die Walküre in Basel, the London Opera Company Die Walküre; Jonas Kaufmann’s Parsifal, Simon Rattle’s Siegfried, Andris Nelsons’ Wagner excerpts and a string septet paraphrase of Tristan und Isolde on CD; and an edition of correspondence between Robert and Clara Schumann and their Swiss contemporaries

Caption for cover: Harold Rathbone’s portrait in coloured chalks of Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, in the possession of Newnham College, was executed in 1898, the year of Parry’s knighthood, but reveals the empathetic individual behind the public carapace.

Captions for two pictures attached: 
Der fliegende Holländer, undated gouache by Franz Stassen (1869–1949)
Puss in Boots at the Shoemaker’s. Engraving by Otto Specker, c. 1840