quinta-feira, 21 de agosto de 2014

Wagner e a questão judaica

Eis um artigo do The Wagnerian que lança mais argumentos para a polémica em torno da questão do anti-semitismo de Wagner....

Bernd Weikl: Why Richard Wagner needs to be banned in Germany

Written By The Wagnerian on Thursday, 21 August 2014 | 12:49:00 am- See more at: http://www.the-wagnerian.com/2014/08/bernd-weikl-why-richard-wagner-needs-to.html#sthash.sfNSKwHl.dpuf

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quarta-feira, 20 de agosto de 2014

Lugares de Richard Wagner em Veneza

Quanto a lugares wagnerianos em Veneza, eis três bem famosos...

Wagner Museum. Wagner stayed in Vendramin Palace (today: Casino) in the last year of his life, and died here on February 13, 1883. His apartment is a museum today with some extremely interesting Wagner memorabilia. The museum can only be visited with a reservation, and Dr. Nelson knows the guides very well.

O fabuloso...
Giustinian Palace. Wagner lived in Giustinian Palace when he was working on the second act of Tristan und Isolde. Some believe that the romance of Venice was inspiration for Wagner. The building is closed to the public, but can be seen from everyvaporetto that goes down the Grand Canal.

E finalmente...

Lavena Cafe. On the Piazza San Marco, the very center of Venice, is Lavena Cafe which was a favorite spot for Wagner to have a cup of coffee. On  the wall across from the counter is an elegant wood carving depicting the composer’s frequent visits.

Lugares de Richard Wagner em Viena

Regresso a lugares de Richard Wagner...
Começo por Viena e três lugares bem wagnerianos...

Hotel Royal. Right in the center of Vienna, within a few meters of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, is the Hotel Royal. In the lobby is the piano Wagner used when he composed Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. He was living on Hadikgasse (Vienna’s 14th district) at the time. The instrument was later given to the manager of the hotel.

Hadikgasse 72. Wagner lived here in 1883 and 1884 when he was in Vienna finishing Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. This lovely house is about a fifteen-minute walk from Schönbrunn Palace. Wagner met Brahms in this house.

Hotel Imperial. This five-star hotel, on Ringstrasse and next to the Musikverein, is one of Vienna’s most opulent. Wagner and his family stayed here in 1875 as Tannhäuser was being rehearsed at the Vienna Court Opera.

Informação obtida em: http://inmozartsfootsteps.com/richard-wagner/