(September 9, 2017 06:31 PM, by Scott Sumner) A new paper by Vipin Veetil and Richard Wagner discusses a heterodox theory of business cycles, and then uses this theory to criticize NGDP targeting. Here is the abstract: This paper argues that NGDP targeting is unlikely to produce macroeconomic... (0 COMMENTS)
Wagner: Das Rheingold - Bayreuth Festival (©Bayreuther Festspiele / Enrico Nawrath) Richard Wagner Der Ring des Nibelungen; directed Frank Castorf, conducted Marek Janowski; Bayreuth Festival Reviewed by Tony Cooper on Aug 23-28 2017...Show More Summary
"It was my first visit to the Bayreuth Festival, and I was wrestling with conflicting emotions. There was the thrill of realizing my long-held dream of hearing Richard Wagner’s music in the opera house he built, where some of my favorite recordings were made. But there was queasiness, too, at the inescapable memories of old photos showing […]
The annual Bayreuth opera festival is underway in Germany, with Sweden's king and queen joining Chancellor Angela Merkel for a performance of Richard Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg." Sweden's King … Click to Continue »
Grange Park Opera - Wagner: Die Walkure - Wotan & the Valkyries: Thomas Hall, Mari Wyn-Williams, Beeca Marriot, Tanya Hurst, Gemma Morsley, Morag Boyle, Anne-Marie Owens, Lauren Easton (credit: Robert Workman) Richard Wagner Die Walküre;...Show More Summary
A proof of Richard Wagner's opera "The Mastersingers of Nuremberg", copiously corrected by the composer himself, sold for more than twice its estimate in Paris Tuesday. The book was part of the ongoing auction of fashion magnate Pierre...Show More Summary
Bust of Wagner outside the Richard Wagner Stätten, Graupa Graupa is a sleepy little village on the outskirts of Dresden in Saxony, on the edge of the area known as Saxon Switzerland. Its main claim to fame is that Wagner took three months...Show More Summary
The Richard Wagner Prize of the city of Leipzig for 2017 has been awarded to Oswald Georg Bauer, former press chief of the Bayreuth Festival. Bauer presided over a press office whose job was the keep the press out of Bayreuth as much as possible, except for a handful of trusted critics who would not ask […]
Wagner kitsch, Bayreuth, 2015 To a thoroughly charming concert yesterday afternoon, at beautiful St. Mark's on O'Farrell in San Francisco, celebrating the 204th birthday of the infamous composer Wilhelm Richard Wagner. There was no orchestra, just the two fine pianists William Wellborn and Steven Bailey. Show More Summary
Nike Wagner, great-granddaughter of legendary German opera composer Richard Wagner, on Tuesday said she had given up hope of ever directing the annual Bayreuth festival dedicated to his works. "Even dreams must one day come to an end," Nike told the Rheinische Post newspaper. Show More Summary
Munich, June 2018: Richard Wagner 1813 — 1883 PARSIFAL Ein Bühnenweihfestspiel in drei Aufzügen • 1882 Libretto vom Komponisten Musikalische Leitung Kirill Petrenko Inszenierung Pierre Audi Bühne Georg Baselitz Kostüme Florence von Gerkan...Show More Summary
The mistress of Bayreuth has been booked to direct Tannhäuser at the Leipzig Opera next season. She does not get many guest requests. For its 325th anniversary year, Leipzig Opera wants a Wagner on board. The city is where Richard Wagner was born.
One of the less discreditable secrets guarded at Bayreuth is that Richard Wagner’s son was, behind the facade of marriage, primarily homosexual. Now, Berlin’s gay museum has begun research on an exhibition to celebrate his complicated life. Don’t expect Katharina Wagner to attend. Details here.
The dust cover features one of the best-known caricatures of Richard Wagner, his enormous head in this version opened like… See the full story of A whirlwind life on The Spectator.
There is a new NBER paper on this topic by Alexander Wagner, Richard J. Zeckhauser, and Alexandre Ziegler, here is the abstract: The election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America on 11/8/2016 came as a surprise. Show More Summary
Jonas Kaufmann - © Julian Hargreaves / Sony Classical Richard Wagner Tristan und Isolde prelude, Wesendonck Lieder, Die Walkure Act One; Jonas Kaufmann, Karita Mattila, Eric Halfvarson, London Symphony Orchestra, Antonio Pappano; Barbican...Show More Summary
The Atlanta Opera will offer a mixture of the tried-and-true classics and the experimental in its 2017–18 season beginning in November with a new production of Richard Wagner’s iconic The Flying Dutchman, and including a world premiere opera. The opera announced its next season today, which will include four mainstage operas at the Cobb Energy Performing...
Kalsruhe has finally decided to honour one of its unsung heroes – the conductor Hermann Levi, who conducted the premiere of Parsifal for Richard Wagner at Bayreuth. Levi was obliged to endure torrents of antisemitic abuse from all members of the Wagner family. His name will appear on the square in front of the Karlsruhe […]
The disinherited descendants of Richard Wagner have no right to run Bayreuth, a Bavarian district court has ruled. The children of Wieland Wagner, led by the redoubtable Nike, had challenged the sole tenancy agreement for the festival theatre granted to their cousin Katharina, daughter of Wieland’s brother, Wolfgang. The court decided that Katharina has sole […]
It’s a story of rejection, ambition (artistic and municipal), and the poor guy that Cosima Liszt dumped to run off with Richard Wagner. (includes audio)