Newsletter Vol. 23 No. 2 March 2019

#Editorial #Gartmore 2019 #A short review of this year’s events #forthcoming events #Dr J. Iain S. Robertson – Obituary #Derek Watson Songs #News in Brief  Confessions of a faint-hearted Wagner fan! Some of you may be shocked to learn that your editor loves Wagner’s music but can be decidedly lukewarm when it comes to learning about his extraordinary life and his writings….
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Newsletter Vol. 23 No. 1 March 2019

#Editorial #Gartmore 2019 #Our Stipendiat in 2019 #Summary of AGM #Data Protection Form #forthcoming events #Wagner’s opinion of Scotsmen #News in Brief  When we received our notification from Richard-Wagner-Verband for this year’s allocation of tickets for our Society….
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Newsletter Vol.22 No.3 November 2018

#Editorial #Claudia Wood – Our Stipendiatin #Bayreuth 2018 #Forthcoming Events #Wagner and the Ghost of Cholera #Useful Operatic Resource #News in Brief The main sad news we have this edition is regarding the recent and untimely death of Derek Watson. As a small tribute to…
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Newsletter Vol. 22 No. 2 July 2018

#Editorial #Gartmore 2018 #Report on RWVI Kongress #Forthcoming Events #Rings Abounding #Bayreuth Minders #Tannhauser and Medical Students #News in Brief The often tempestuous weather associated with the Bayreuth Festival itself prompted a short and unscientific examination of the nation’s growing number of summer opera festivals…
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Newsletter Vol. 22 No. 1 March 2018

#Editorial #Gartmore 2018 #Our Stipendiatin 2018 #Summary of AGM #Data Protection Form #forthcoming events #Wagner as Gambler #News in Brief If this newsletter reaches you late, it is because we have only just heard from the Festival organisers about our allocation of tickets for the…
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Newsletter Vol. 21 No. 3 November 2017

There is always a pleasant atmosphere of anticipation before any of our Sunday evening talks. The speakers are usually experts in their fields and enthusiastic about their presentations and the new light they may shed on aspects of Wagner’s life and work… #Editorial #Report on…
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Newsletter Vol.21 No.2 July 2017

Editorial April Workshop RWVI Congress Committee Vacancies Forthcoming Events Saffron Opera’s Ring Book Review Wagner’s Opinion of the English News in Brief In this edition we include details about a number of upcoming performances of Wagner operas or those involving musicians who have a good…
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Newsletter Vol.21 No. 1 March 2017

Editorial Summary of the 20th Annual General Meeting – 4 December 2016 Bayreuther Stipendiatin Committee Vacancies Forthcoming Events Study Course at Gartmore House, Stirlingshire Wagner’s Homicidal Proclivity? News in Brief Editorial Wagner is often associated with some extreme political ideas. However, it is not his…
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Newsletter Vol 20 No.3 November 2016

Much of this issue is taken up with reports of productions at the Bayreuth Festival this year. We have three accounts differing in perspective and viewpoint; together they make interesting reading.
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Newsletter Vol 20 No.2 August 2016

This year is the twentieth anniversary of the Wagner Society of Scotland, and we will open our 2016-17 season with a grand celebration!
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Newsletter Vol 20 No.1 March 2016

Things are looking up. Andrea Buchanan of the London Wagner Society has described her work for the RWVI Committee, of which she is a member, in positive terms
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