A great mystery re wagnerheim.com

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A great mystery re wagnerheim.com

Post by alberich00 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:19 am

Dear visitors to http://www.wagnerheim.com:

Perhaps you can help me solve a great mystery. http://www.wagnerheim.com has been posted and fully operational now, on 9/28/12, for approximately one year and five months. Its primary purpose is to present what I regard as the first fully comprehensive attempt at a global, unified interpretation of Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung," which in my view is the greatest artwork in the entire field of musical theater (embracing musicals, operetta, opera, and Wagnerian music-drama), and an artwork which stands alongside the greatest of all artworks in literature, drama, poetry, music, painting, sculpture, etc. Having thrown down the gauntlet with such an extravagant and foolhardy claim (namely, that the "Ring" can be construed within a single, unified conceptual frame of reference), I had anticipated that by nearly one year and a half since I first posted "The Wound That Will Never Heal" at wagnerheim.com, at least some among the total of 22,945 unique visitors to this site would wish to express their opinion, pro or con, in our discussion forum, about the primary arguments presented here, which at the very least are (given the competition) downright controversial. So far, aside from some worthwhile criticism of very minor points, no critique has been forthcoming.

So! Would anyone like to throw some salvos, thunderbolts, smoking guns, or other responses our way? I am collapsing, fainting with curiosity to learn what our honored visitors think of the main lines of argument of "The Wound That Will Never Heal," or even of any of its subsidiary arguments. Please step up and be counted. We would be most grateful.

Your friend from Wagnerheim,

Paul Heise
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