Wagner in Venice Simon Rees Monday 8th November Richard Wagner spent two significant periods in Venice, the first in 1858 when he went there from Zurich after the breakdown of his marriage over his friendship with the poet Mathilde von Wesendonck, and the second in 1883, when he and Cosima, his second wife, wintered… Continue reading Wagner in Venice
A Survey of motives which appear in more than one of Wagner's works Wagner’s metamotives Riichard Wagner used a number of motives, or musical ideas, in more than one work. In the early, pre-'Ring' works, they are used as simple melodic ideas, but in the later works they are often developed and used in… Continue reading Wagner and ‘Metamotives’
Die Meistersinger von Bayreuth A Survey of famous Singers who have trodden the boards on the Green Hill. The talk will be given on Zoom by our president, Derek Blyth. Please use the contact form below to receive an invitation.