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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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Mephisto

Mephisto FRANZ LISZT: MUSICIAN, CELEBRITY, SUPERSTAR, by Oliver Hilmes, translated by Stewart Spencer, Yale University Press, 2017. Reviewed by Stoddard Martin Where is the historian/biographer who can achieve something approaching pure objectivity? Who will try to comprehend how his subject … Continue reading

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Der Ring des Nibelungen

Der Ring des Nibelungen Bayreuth Festival, Germany, August 2016. Director Frank Castorf, conducted by Marek Janowski, reviewed by Tony Cooper Berlin-based, avant-garde theatre director Frank Castorf arrived on the Green Hill in 2013, making his Bayreuth début with the Ring … Continue reading

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Nietzsche – between Good and Evil

Nietzsche – between Good and Evil Chapter and verse on his anti-Semitism Was Friedrich Nietzsche anti-Semitic? In Nietzsche’s Jewish Problem, Robert C Holub shows that resolving this question requires painstaking analysis of his thought, both published and unpublished, likewise of … Continue reading

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