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Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde

Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde                          Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Bayreuth Festival, Germany, directed by Katharina Wagner, conducted by Christian Thielemann, Thursday, 16 August 2018, reviewed by TONY … Continue reading

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The Professor versus the Philosopher

 The Professor versus the Philosopher by Mark Wegierski In recent years, the Canadian establishment media have relentlessly criticized George Parkin Grant (1918-1988), one of Canada’s pre-eminent thinkers. Some years ago, an editorial article in Saturday Night, at that time a … Continue reading

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The New Oxford Annotated Bible

The New Oxford Annotated Bible 5thedition, Oxford University Press, fully revised and expanded, NRSV with Apocrypha. Pp. xxiii, 2416, ISBN: 978-0190276096. $95.00., reviewed by Darrell Sutton When Early Modern English was becoming the vernacular speech, Edward VI (1537-1553) removed restrictions … Continue reading

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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, 2018

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, 2018 Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Bayreuth Festival Germany, Saturday 11th August 2018, directed by Barrie Kosky, conducted by Philippe Jordan,reviewed by TONY COOPER An innovative, flamboyant and quirky director, Barrie Kosky (artistic director of Komische … Continue reading

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How the Left Stole Liberalism and Betrayed the West

How the Left Stole Liberalism and Betrayed the West by Ilana Mercer Liberals have taken to promoting socialism, which is the state-sanctioned appropriation of private property. Or, communism. In communism’s parlance, this theft of a man’s life, labor and land is … Continue reading

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Parsifal, Munich Opera Festival

Parsifal, Munich Opera Festival Richard Wagner’s Parsifal, Bayerischen Staatsoper, München, Germany, directed by Pierre Audi, sets by Georg Baselitz; Bayerischen Staatsorchester conducted by Kirill Petrenko, Tuesday, 31 July, 2018; reviewed by TONY COOPER In Pierre Audi’s strange but compelling production of … Continue reading

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Talking Pictures

Talking Pictures by Bill Hartley Anyone in search of tedious game shows, threadbare repeats and sales of junk jewellery is well catered for on British television. The sheer number of channels is bewildering and difficult to navigate. More means worse … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, August 2018

ENDNOTES, August 2018 In this edition: a flourish, from Sir Granville Bantock on the Somm label; piano sonatas by Beethoven, and Elgar’s Second Symphony, from Chandos Records, reviewed by STUART MILLSON Sir Granville Bantock (1868-1946) was a noted composer, conductor … Continue reading

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Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair

  Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair by Ilana Mercer Once upon a time there were two politicians. One had the power to give media and political elites goosebumps. Still does. The other causes the same dogs to raise … Continue reading

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Practising Grant’s Philosophy

Practising Grant’s Philosophy by Mark Wegierski 2018 marks the centenary of the birth of George Parkin Grant. Thirty years since his passing, he remains Canada’s most prominent traditionalist philosopher. But is there still a place for Grantian-type traditionalism in current-day Canada? … Continue reading

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