After all, there's a reason why brand founder Manfred Bressler chose the 'fermata' musical notation for Meistersinger
back in 2001: he wants to encourage more 'pauses' in our non-stop lives.
This Lohengrin was certainly at the opposite end of the regie spectrum from the other four production revivals I saw: the aforementioned Meistersinger
, Jan Philipp Gloger's timely capitalist critique in Der fliegende Hollander, Uwe Eric Laufenberg's confusing conflation of Islamic and Christian faiths in Parsifal, and Festival General Director Katharina Wagner's Tristan und Isolde.
for Nattiez's claim turns on what he believes the natives heard in the summer of 1868-or rather, in the spring of 1870, in Berlin, when Beckmesser's Serenade, at the premiere there of Die Meistersinger
, caused "whistling, yelling, inarticulate shouting, and catcalls" presumably on the part of the Jews in the audience (as Cosima reported the matter), "while others applauded" (p.
Other live screenings this autumn are Mozart's Le Nozze Di Figaro (October 18); Bizet's Carmen (November 1); Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia (November 22) and Wagner's Die Meistersinger
Von Nurnberg (December 13).
It seems appropriate that Diebes chose the prelude to Die Meistersinger
von Niirnberg as the basis of his score, for it is in the reaction to Wagner that antitheatricality becomes a constitutive part of the modernist project.
Hitler's love for the work, epitomized by his identification with the character of the sensitive misunderstood (and eventually victorious) artist Walther von Stolzing in Die Meistersinger
von Nurnberg (The Mastersingers From Nuremberg) is a fait accompli matter in the opera's patrimony and will most likely forever encrust the works with a grimy layer of infamy.
David Borsvold): Prelude to Act 3 Die Meistersinger
; Charles Collier Jones: Four Movements for Five Brass; Ellington (arr.
(See John Pohanka's Wagner the Mystic.) That is surely the culminating, enduring meaning and insight of Meistersinger
The orchestra prepared the audience for a memorable night with a beautiful rendition of Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger
238), und arbeitete hart an der Vollendung der Meistersinger
, von ihm als "mein Meisterwerk" bezeichnet (7.3., S.
For opera lovers, Wagner enthusiasts, students, conductors, cultural historians, and buyers and collectors of recordings, Brown, a former international lawyer and Australian diplomat who is the author of two critical discographies, surveys conductors of Richard Wagner's music, with a focus on those born in the nineteenth century; later masterworks like Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger
, the Ring, and Parsifal; and performances by conductors on their visits abroad.