Author Archives: Guest

Parsifal: Musical DNA

A subscriber writes: Since its premiere in 1882, countless thousands of words have been written about the meaning of Wagner’s most challenging work, Parsifal. The text has been scrutinized and analyzed by devotees and detractors alike. These discussions are nearly always fascinating, often confusing, and occasionally ill-informed, and to their number I am certainly unequal […]

1813 Wagner and Verdi

A subscriber advises as follows: Fellow Wagnerians I’ve just discovered and ordered a new title on Wagner & Verdi, entitled ‘1813 Wagner and Verdi’ by an australian author, Peter Bassett. The author has a website which is worth checking out www.peterbassett.com.au Pat

Announcing the Publication of “Benjamin’s Ring”

A subscriber announces the February publication of “Benjamin’s RingThe Story of Richard Wagner’s ‘The Ring of the Nibelung’ for Young Readers”, © 2012, written by Roz Goldfarb and with drawings by Geoffrey Moss. Please view the website for a preview of the content and drawings – http://www.benjaminsring.com This unique book is the first to speak to […]