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Newsletter Vol 11 No 4 September 2007

Richard Wagner ever courted controversy. And his heirs have continued to do so till this very day. Latest in line, Katharina, Wolfgang Wagner's only child by his second marriage and his choice to inherit control of the Bayreuth Festival...Read more

Newsletter Vol 11 No 3 July 2007

A Newsletter mainly devoted to Janet Hilder's excellent report of the recent Weimar Congress of Wagner Societies. Next year's Congress is at Geneva, 1st - 4th May 2008, and brochures will be available at the next 2 meetingsRead more

Newsletter Vol 11 No 2 May 2007

I was arrested by the RSNO programme headline Neeme Järvi Conducts the Ring ! In fact it is The Ring: An Orchestral Adventure (arr. De Vlieger) and comes to us in the RSNO's late February schedule. Let's hope this "fiery musical spectacle...Read more

Newsletter Vol 11 No 1 February 2007

Editorial Forthcoming Events The Wagner Society of Scotland Scholarship 2007: Report of the Panel Rienzi Summer School: Recordings & Suggested Reading News in Brief Editorial This year will witness the first Bayreuth production by a member of the third generation of the composer's descendents -...Read more

Newsletter Vol 10 No 3 August 2006

May I urge you all to respond to our two enclosures? Good causes both! Our Christmas Party is always an important fundraiser for our Bayreuth Scholarship Fund. A new Wagner Journal is also an event of importance...Read more

Newsletter Vol 10 No 2 May 2006

As our honorary member Sir Brian McMaster relinquishes his tenure of the Edinburgh International Festival, grateful memories of many, many hours of shared musical delight will be in our thoughts. His inspired initiative in the area of Wagner repertoire...Read more

Newsletter Vol 10 No 1 March 2006

British Wagnerism still flourishes! Since the era of Ernest Newman, who led the field for half a century, considerable scholarly and philosophical contributions have been made to Wagner studies by, to name a few...Read more

Newsletter Vol 9 No 5 December 2005

By way of being an interim Newsletter, this contains fuller details of our January to April events, plus welcome news of another generous allocation of Bayreuth tickets. Only about a sixth of our members now renew by cheque...Read more

Newsletter Vol 9 No 4 October 2005

The main content of this Newsletter is a listing of our programme through until next summer. Please note that while most of our events are "pay at the door", the last two dates for 2005 require us to know numbers in advance...Read more

Newsletter Vol 9 No 3 September 2005

Bayreuth this summer commemorated 75 years since the deaths of Cosima and Siegfried Wagner and the 25th since that of Winifred Wagner. What a very different world today of Wagner staging and debate since the heyday of any of them...Read more



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