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by feuerzauber
Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?
Replies: 31
Views: 40355

Re: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?

Albert Kaplan's Richard Wagner page has now been updated: http://www.kaplancollection.com/the-cased-collection/richard-wagner/ . Albert attributes the presence of the dimple in the direct daguerreotype plate and its absence from the indirect negative-plate + positive-print photography that succeeded...
by feuerzauber
Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?
Replies: 31
Views: 40355

Re: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?

Albert, thank you. I now understand your point, although it took me a while. I apologize for any mis-directing of discussion, after you have done everything possible to clearly present [circumstantial] evidence for the subject being Richard Wagner. I blush when I consider my amateurish add-nothing p...
by feuerzauber
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?
Replies: 31
Views: 40355

Re: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?

I think the answer rests in 19th Century photography. If so, non-destructive chemical analysis could determine the composition of the dimple — whether it is a consciously-added pigment. On the other hand, if the dimple was consciously-added sitter's make-up, or if it is an [unconsciously-added] art...
by feuerzauber
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?
Replies: 31
Views: 40355

Re: Can this 1844 daguerreotype be Richard Wagner?

By coincidence, the current issue of Scientific American [December 2012] has an article on the fragility of daguerreotypes. Apparently, daguerreotypes are still reactive, to varying degrees, especially to exhibition spotlighting when they are displayed in museums. Strong lighting can re-expose the s...
by feuerzauber
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Spring renewal of the wagnerheim discussion forum
Replies: 1
Views: 3157

Re: A Spring renewal of the wagnerheim discussion forum

Alberich00,

I was on the point of rushing out of the house when, by chance, I caught your "Spring Renewal" posting.

O höchtes Wunder!

A quick heartfelt reply...

Welcome home.

Feuerzauber.
by feuerzauber
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Offer You Can't Refuse
Replies: 4
Views: 10917

Re: An Offer You Can't Refuse

Here follows an edited transcript of discussions with Willam Hong regarding his remarkable remastering of celebrated 50+ year-old Wagner recordings. Feuerzauber I read with delight A. C. Douglas's ( http://www.soundsandfury.com ) enthusiastic praise of your remastered Bayreuth 1953 Ring under Clemen...
by feuerzauber
Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phenomenological Approaches to Studying Wagner
Replies: 4
Views: 8714

Re: Phenomenological Approaches to Studying Wagner

Daniel, what an insight! It may turn out that Richard does a better job than Edmund. I consider Husserl's methodology to be essentially sound. I consider his system to be misguided, untenable and, for reasons unfortunately necessarily explained below, destructive to the scientific and social enterpr...
by feuerzauber
Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deathridge Chapters Five through Eight
Replies: 10
Views: 13275

Re: Deathridge Chapters Five through Eight

Wagner's Verse Given my earlier confident pronouncements, I felt obliged to discover what Newman (the Wagner translator) thought of the quality of Wagner's verse. In Wagner as Man and Artist p. 352, analysing Tristan Act II "Isolde! Geliebte!", he says: "If this ... is poetry, then we shall have to...
by feuerzauber
Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deathridge Chapters Five through Eight
Replies: 10
Views: 13275

Re: Deathridge Chapters Five through Eight

Is this the "Tone Poem" Reference? There is a chapter on "Programme Music" in Newman's historically fascinating "Musical Studies" (collected in 1905). It takes us back in time to the premiere of Heldenleben — a time when late romantic tone poems were cutting edge. Newman is sceptical of Wagner's la...
by feuerzauber
Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deathridge Chapters Five through Eight
Replies: 10
Views: 13275

Re: Deathridge Chapters Five through Eight

Newman's "Ideals" I've spent the last few days leafing through Newman books I hadn't touched for nearly 20 years. I can't find a reference that states exactly what I claimed. The nearest I've come up with is Sunday Times article "Reading and Hearing" [23 Sep. 1923] reproduced in "More Essays from t...