quinta-feira, 8 de junho de 2017

10/4 · The Guardian ·

.........., Wagner has laboured for very nearly thirty years upon the work he is now producing, slowly approaching his ideal; much of the music was composed more then a quarter of a century ago. For the Baireuth festival is the legitimate outgrowth of two desires on the part of its originator: viz. to found a distinctively national type of opera (i.e. dramatic music) and then to produce this opera free from the trammels which have been created and fostered during a century an...Ver Mais

From the archive: The Manchester Guardian reports on the first ever Bayreuth festival
From the archive, 11 August 1876: The Guardian reports from the very first Bayreuth Wagner festival, presided over by the composer himself.

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