Wagner Society Blogs

Farewell to great friends

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Posted July 27, 2014

It is with great sadness that we bid Leb' wohl to Consul General Peter Rothen and his wife Gerlind Rothen. The Rothens are posted to Shanghai and we will soon have a new Consul General.

Over the past years the Peter and Gerlind have hosted the Wagner Society in their beautiful German Residence for memorable events.


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Online Learning - Free

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Posted on July 24, 2014

Open University offers online courses in the arts and other subjects for free.



Met Opera Prepares to Lock Out Workers

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Posted on July 24, 2014

The labor strife at the Metropolitan Opera took on a new urgency....

More Radio Stations for 2014 Bayreuth Festival Webcast


Posted on July 23, 2014

Where to Listen to Bayreuth - Free

Note broadcast time listed in GMT, 9 hours ahead of PST:


2014 Bayreuth Festival Webcast


Posted July 21, 2014

Internet Broadcast Schedule July 25 - August 1, 2014 

and rebroadcasts...


Lorin Maazel Dies on July 13, 2014


Posted on  July 13, 2014

Lorin Maazel - First American conductor to conduct in Bayreuth

Great YouTube Item

Posted on July 8, 2014

This is a really great YouTube find. The Best of Wagner is 1 1/2 hours of Wagner - just one click away.

Iván Fisher - Not your everyday conductor

Posted on July 8, 2014

Alex Ross' profile of Ivan Fischer and an interview on Parsifal

In the June 2 issue of the New Yorker, Alex Ross profiled Hungarian composer and conductor Iván Fischer.

Great Composer You Tube Interviews with Iván Fischer

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Posted on July 8, 2014

His energy and enthusiasm will have you running to your recording collection!

Iván Fischer (brother of Adam Fischer) is interviewed by Melchior Huurdeman for the Dutch TV program Virijgeluiden on the composers Richard Wagner, Gustav Mahler, and Ludwig von Beethoven.  Each one is approximately 15 minutes in length.  

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TjxfHCWJdnI - Wagner