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by feuerzauber
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Translation of Texts
Replies: 2
Views: 8276

Re: Translation of Texts

I should have checked availability first... I’ve just searched Amazon. It lists 22 hard cover versions starting from $3.35 http://www.amazon.com/Authentic-Librettos-complete-parallel-principal/dp/B0006AOA1Y This page links to other libretto collections (including all three Authentic Librettos volume...
by feuerzauber
Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Translation of Texts
Replies: 2
Views: 8276

Re: Translation of Texts

This response won’t help you find the book you seek, but it may try to explain its absence. In the days before opera box sets of LP disks, you could always find in the regular bookstores exactly what you now request: “a single volume Wagner Texts and Translations”. Crown (New York) published a three...
by feuerzauber
Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My email on Lohengrin's forbidden question
Replies: 1
Views: 5122

Re: My email on Lohengrin's forbidden question

Excellent. A breakthrough into how Wagner consciously expressed in the most “idealistic” of art forms—music—the young-hegelian philosopher Feuerbach’s “materialistic” theory of the “ideal”. As I understand you, Wagner has grounded the implicit , other-worldly, compositional and dramatic, framework o...
by feuerzauber
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wagner in 3D
Replies: 2
Views: 3617

Re: Wagner in 3D

My post was intended as an appraisal of 3D digital scenography, especially for realising Richard Wagner’s scenic demands. It was not intended as a review the Victorian Opera’s “Dutchman” performance. But that, on reflection, seems remiss. Suffice to say that a good performance of the “Dutchman” is e...
by feuerzauber
Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wagner in 3D
Replies: 2
Views: 3617

Wagner in 3D

We were summoned by brass fanfare à la Bayreuth, and issued with 3D polarized glasses. Melbourne’s Palais is one of those 3000-seat theatres, quite congruously built within a beachfront amusement complex of a bygone era, that one had every right to assume had vanished. This Art Deco palace sits besi...
by feuerzauber
Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Striking a Common Chord
Replies: 2
Views: 3738

Re: Striking a Common Chord

Friedrich Oswald” is a pen name. No, he’s neither Heine nor Bakunin.
by feuerzauber
Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Striking a Common Chord
Replies: 2
Views: 3738

Striking a Common Chord

I stumbled across this 1840 account by a 20-year old that resonates with so much that we know of then 27-year old Richard Wagner’s views at the time, and later. The young author’s thoughts arise from his pilgrimage to the Rhineland town of Xanten—‘ Siegfried’s Native Town’. I wonder if anyone can gu...
by feuerzauber
Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roger Scruton: Wagner and German Idealism
Replies: 1
Views: 7383

Re: Roger Scruton: Wagner and German Idealism

Wonderful summary of a wonderful talk, whose novel content was, in part, informed by and inspired by the outcome of your decades of independent scholarship that culminated in this site's "The Wound That Will Not Heal" — [whose material existence, incidentally, we know owes much to Roger's earlier ac...
by feuerzauber
Tue May 21, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Geburtstag-Telegramme
Replies: 1
Views: 3115

Geburtstag-Telegramme

. Wagnerheim has been deluged with telegrams this morning. Here is a selection of the Top Ten telegrams — Originating post office [Postamt] and message [Nachricht] are given: 1. Postamt : Sacrifice Nachricht : " We gave all we could " — Minna, Cosima & Ludwig. 2. Postamt : Paradise Nachricht : " 20...
by feuerzauber
Mon May 13, 2013 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?
Replies: 31
Views: 38898

Re: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?

Albert Kaplan has forwarded answers to two technical questions, arising out of Peter Bassett's discussion, provided by Mark Osterman of Eastman Kodak House: (1) How were early daguerreotypes copied with a second daguerreotype ? There is nothing to doing that. It could have been done from the earlies...