Tuesday, August 02, 2016

How Wagner became a pseudo-event


More evidence of how classical music has become a pseudo-event is provided by the new Bayreuth production of Parsifal, which has provoked outrage from a German Archbishop and provided Norman Lebrecht with a veritable feast of click bait. So job done.

Very politically incorrect but nevertheless relevant artwork is from the 1972 Westminster LP of the complete Die Walk├╝re. The graphics from this Westminster series are a wonderful source of visual click bait. Any copyrighted material is included as "fair use" for critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s). Also on Facebook and Twitter.

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