Tag Archives: Die Meistersinger

Tristan in the Score of Meistersinger

Meistersinger appears on its face to be a paean to German art, expressed in a tribute to German musical heritage.  And most pronounced in that heritage is the mastery of counterpoint and of well-tempered tuning. So the great work begins in C-major, ends in C-major, and features passages of fugal writing (such as the Act II riot) […]

Wagner’s Meistersinger (Katharina Wagner, That Is…)

In the supplemental material to the Opus Arte DVD of Katharina Wagner’s recent Bayreuth production of Die Meistersinger, she relates:  When my father asked if I were interested in directing it here, I asked myself as I would with any work anywhere: “Does it have a story I’m interested in telling?” It would appear that […]