Wagner Society of Scotland Journal

2007 Journal


The Wagner Society of Scotland has published four volumes of our scholarly Journal [ISSN 1741-4105] since 2003. Richly illustrated, featuring many colour photographs, and mostly comprised of entirely original material, the Journal has been produced and printed to an exceptionally high standard. In 2013, a shorter Bulletin was published. Summary contents of each publication can be found below.




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Bulletin 2013

Is Wagner Bad for Us? Nicolas Spice (reprinted from London Review of Books 11 April 2013)

Reprints of paintings: Vladimír Kiseljov


Volume IV 2009

Richard Wagner’s Creative Grail Quest: Derek Watson

Tonality in Die MeistersingerIan Beresford Gleaves

A Miniature Miscellany of Thoughts on Wagner: Donald Frances Tovey

Some recent Wagner Studies in English: a selective review


Volume III 2007

Hans von Bülow in ScotlandDerek Watson  (including, reprinted in facsimile,  von Bülow’s arrangements of Three Scottish Folksongs.)

Wagner and Dargomïzhshky: Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, translated by Stuart Campbell

Anton Bruckner in Bayreuth in 1882: Friedrich Klose, based on translation by Geoffrey Skelton


Volume II 2005

Parsifal in Zurich: Professor Chris Walton

Wagner and Brass: Professor John Wallace

Wagner in Brazil: Derek Watson.

Photographs of Bayreuth: taken by Donna Nicholson-Arnott, Wagner Society of Scotland's first Bayreuth Scholar


Volume I 2003

Wagner in Scotland: Derek Watson

Wagner on the pages of the Glasgow Herald in the 1870s: Dr Stuart Campbell

The Ring in Scotland 1910-13: Richard Telfer





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