Richard Wagner http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28100/all en Wagner: reviled and revered, German history and music entwined http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/wagner-reviled-and-revered-german-history-and-music-entwined <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Half a duck and wine at Bayreuth while Germany starved</p> <p>* Music in contrast to Wagner's personal views - soprano Voigt</p> <p>* Anti-Semitism woven into the music, says author Millington</p> <p>* He was like a Las Vegas entertainer, German writer says</p> <p>By Michael Roddy</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/wagner-reviled-and-revered-german-history-and-music-entwined" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antisemitism Entertainment Operas Richard Wagner Richard Wagner Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 08:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740039 at http://www.globalpost.com Wagner: reviled and revered, German history and music entwined http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/wagner-reviled-and-revered-german-history-and-music-entwined-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Half a duck and wine at Bayreuth while Germany starved</p> <p>* Music in contrast to Wagner's personal views - soprano Voigt</p> <p>* Anti-Semitism woven into the music, says author Millington</p> <p>* He was like a Las Vegas entertainer, German writer says</p> <p>By Michael Roddy</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/wagner-reviled-and-revered-german-history-and-music-entwined-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antisemitism Entertainment Operas Richard Wagner Richard Wagner Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 08:45:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740041 at http://www.globalpost.com Wagner: reviled and revered, German history and music entwined http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/wagner-reviled-and-revered-german-history-and-music-entwined <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats without changes to text)</p> <p>* Half a duck and wine at Bayreuth while Germany starved</p> <p>* Music in contrast to Wagner's personal views - soprano Voigt</p> <p>* Anti-Semitism woven into the music, says author Millington</p> <p>* He was like a Las Vegas entertainer, German writer says</p> <p>By Michael Roddy</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/wagner-reviled-and-revered-german-history-and-music-entwined" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antisemitism Entertainment Operas Richard Wagner Richard Wagner Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 07:15:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740355 at http://www.globalpost.com Nazi version of Wagner opera shut down in Germany http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130510/nazi-version-wagner-opera-shut-down-germany <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Nazi-themed production of Richard Wagner's "Tannhauser" opera has been cancelled in Duesseldorf after realistic death scenes distressed audience members, the opera house said Thursday. </p> <p>The Rheinoper said it was aware that the concept and its implementation would be "controversial".</p> <p>"But it was with great astonishment that we noted that some scenes, in particular very realistic execution scenes, caused physical and psychological distress to a number of spectators who had to seek medical help," read a statement on the Rheinoper's website.</p> <div class="field field-type-text 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German composer often referred to as Hitler's favourite, who would have turned 200 this year.</p> <p>More has purportedly already been written about Wagner than any other artist and composer in history, but publishers are churning out countless new biographies, critical studies and books.</p> <p>Magazines and daily newspapers are bursting with reviews, interviews and articles, while a plethora of new and re-issued recordings jostle for attention.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130520/musical-world-celebrates-wagners-200th-birthday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classical music Operas Richard Wagner Richard Wagner Tourism Mon, 20 May 2013 20:47:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5842321 at http://www.globalpost.com Musical world celebrates Wagner's 200th birthday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130520/musical-world-celebrates-wagners-200th-birthday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Opera houses the world over are scrambling to pay tribute to Richard Wagner, the controversial German composer often referred to as Hitler's favourite, who would have turned 200 this year.</p> <p>More has purportedly already been written about Wagner than any other artist and composer in history, but publishers are churning out countless new biographies, critical studies and books.</p> <p>Magazines and daily newspapers are bursting with reviews, interviews and articles, while a plethora of new and re-issued recordings jostle for attention.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130520/musical-world-celebrates-wagners-200th-birthday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classical music Operas Richard Wagner Richard Wagner Well being Mon, 20 May 2013 21:00:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5842327 at http://www.globalpost.com Musical world celebrates Wagner's 200th birthday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130520/musical-world-celebrates-wagners-200th-birthday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Opera houses the world over are scrambling to pay tribute to Richard Wagner, the controversial German composer often referred to as Hitler's favourite, who would have turned 200 this year.</p> <p>More has purportedly already been written about Wagner than any other artist and composer in history, but publishers are churning out countless new biographies, critical studies and books.</p> <p>Magazines and daily newspapers are bursting with reviews, interviews and articles, while a plethora of new and re-issued recordings jostle for attention.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130520/musical-world-celebrates-wagners-200th-birthday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classical music Operas Richard Wagner Richard Wagner Health and Home Mon, 20 May 2013 21:00:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5842329 at http://www.globalpost.com Musical world celebrates Wagner's 200th birthday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/entertainment/130520/musical-world-celebrates-wagners-200th-birthday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Opera houses the world over are scrambling to pay tribute to Richard Wagner, the controversial German composer often referred to as Hitler's favourite, who would have turned 200 this year.</p> <p>More has purportedly already been written about Wagner than any other artist and composer in history, but publishers are churning out countless new biographies, critical studies and books.</p> <p>Magazines and daily newspapers are bursting with reviews, interviews and articles, while a plethora of new and re-issued recordings jostle for attention.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/entertainment/130520/musical-world-celebrates-wagners-200th-birthday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classical music Entertainment Operas Richard Wagner Richard Wagner Mon, 20 May 2013 21:15:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5842339 at http://www.globalpost.com Take that, dragon: Siegfried blasts Fafner for Wagner's 200th http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130725/wagners-200th-anniversary-gets-oil-themed-ring <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Michael Roddy</p> <p>BAYREUTH, Germany (Reuters) - It was bound to happen in a staging of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle someday, but few would have expected that in Wagner's own opera house in his bicentenary year his hero Siegfried would kill the fierce dragon Fafner with a machinegun instead of a magic sword.</p> <p>Crocodiles also copulated on stage during the love duet between Brunnhilde and Siegfried - something the famed composer never had in his libretto.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130725/wagners-200th-anniversary-gets-oil-themed-ring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Operas Richard Wagner Romanticism Völsung cycle Thomson Reuters Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:33:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5893683 at http://www.globalpost.com Migraine secret of Wagner's opera http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131212/migraine-secret-wagners-opera <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Repetitive migraines lie at the heart of "Siegfried," the second part of Richard Wagner's "Ring" trilogy of operas, German neurologists suggest.</p> <p>Both the action and the music of "Siegfried" reflect the rhythms and visual disturbance from migraines that used to haunt the composer, they say.</p> <p>Wagner, in his memoirs and private correspondence, confided he was almost crippled by migraines, suffering pounding headaches that were often accompanied by a shimmering, which doctors call an aura.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131212/migraine-secret-wagners-opera" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medical diagnosis Migraine Opera Richard Wagner AFP Fri, 13 Dec 2013 01:20:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6018969 at http://www.globalpost.com Factbox: Wagner still controversial in Israel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131217/factbox-wagner-still-controversial-israel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - The following are some details about the controversy in Israel surrounding Wagner's music:</p> <p>* BACKGROUND: - Israel has unofficially banned Richard Wagner's music for decades. For many, especially Holocaust survivors, his works carry echoes of Nazi Germany's slaughter of six million Jews during World War Two.</p> <p>- Hitler's theories of racial purity and exterminating Jews were partly drawn from Wagner's anti-Semitic writings.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131217/factbox-wagner-still-controversial-israel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classical music European people Human Interest Israel Opera Richard Wagner Thomson Reuters Wed, 18 Dec 2013 01:16:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6023078 at http://www.globalpost.com Wagner great grand-daughter to quit Bayreuth Festival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140221/wagner-great-grand-daughter-quit-bayreuth-festival <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Eva Wagner-Pasquier, great grand-daughter of German composer Richard Wagner, is to quit as co-chief of the legendary Bayreuth Festival in September 2015, according to a newspaper report Friday.</p> <p>Wagner-Pasquier, 68, currently runs the annual summer music bash dedicated exclusively to Wagner's operas, with her much younger half-sister Katharina Wagner, 36.</p> <p>They were originally appointed in 2008, taking over from their father Wolfgang Wagner (1919-2010), and their contracts are scheduled to expire in September 2015.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140221/wagner-great-grand-daughter-quit-bayreuth-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Germany Members of the Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art Opera Richard Wagner AFP Fri, 21 Feb 2014 09:16:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6077015 at http://www.globalpost.com