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  1. German Support For Barenboim Concert In Iran Draws Israeli IreRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

    ... a concert in Ramallah in 2005. He is also controversial in Israel for his efforts to have the music of Richard Wagner, the German composer adored by Adolf Hitler, performed in the Jewish state. His cabinet colleague Sigmar Gabriel, the economy ...

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  2. The Pew Research Center has bad news about audience etiquetteRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    ... of light ;" and, as a result, we respond to hushed rhetoric, whether it comes from the opening measures of Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde or one of Anton Webern's miniatures, with nervous coughing and throat-clearing, just to assure ourselves ...

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  3. Will Daniel Berenboim Play Iran Concert?Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Forward

    ... has run into controversy regarding Israel. He has attempted to have the music of anti-Semitic German composer Richard Wagner in Israel. He also holds honorary Palestinian citizenship and conducted a concert in Ramallah in 2005.

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  4. Barenboim, Berlin orchestra confirm plans for Tehran concertRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    ... for his anti-Israel political views." He is also controversial in Israel for his efforts to have the music of Richard Wagner, the German composer adored by Adolf Hitler, performed in the Jewish state. Iran reached a deal with world powers last month ...

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  5. Israeli conductor Barenboim confirms talks for Tehran concertRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

    ... for his anti-Israel political views." He is also controversial in Israel for his efforts to have the music of Richard Wagner, the German composer adored by Adolf Hitler, performed in the Jewish state. Iran reached a deal with world powers last month ...

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  6. The Wagner Opera That's OK for Jews To LoveRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Forward

    In 1981, Zubin Mehta sent shockwaves through Israel by leading the country's premiere orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, in a concert encore by Richard Wagner. It was the first time since the establishment of the State that the notoriously anti-Semitic composer's work had been heard live in Israel.

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  7. Richard Wagner's kingdomRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | The Day

    Ukrainian scholarship holders were lucky to see for themselves that Richard Wagner's "musical kingdom" is flourishing, attracting the top singers, conductors, and directors from all corners of the world. As a reminder, the idea of making the elite festival accessible to young artists belonged to the founder himself.

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  8. Gotterdammerung Read MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | River Front Times

    ... of the gods. But when a hero this great is destroyed, he brings the entire world down in flames with him. Richard Wagner's apocalyptic Gotterdammerung rings out across the world once more this weekend courtesy of Union Avenue Opera. This is a ...

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    Thursday Aug 13 | The St. Petersburg Times

    ... sensibilities has been used in high-profile cases, including against the director of a new staging of Richard Wagner's opera "Tannhauser" in the city of Novosibirsk. Those found guilty of offending another's faith can be sentenced to up to three ...

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  10. Most Russians' Religious Sensibilities Never Offended - PollRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | The St. Petersburg Times

    ... sensibilities has been used in high-profile cases, including against the director of a new staging of Richard Wagner's opera "Tannhauser" in the city of Novosibirsk. Those found guilty of offending another's faith can be sentenced to up to three ...

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  11. TaskmasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | The Economist

    ... ngler was the first in 1930, but he lasted only a year.) Mr Thielemann will be happy in Bayreuth, where Richard Wagner-"The Master"-is beyond criticism. His book is an act of homage, part revealing autobiography ("Wagner confronted me with myselfa ...

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  12. On this day: Jack Nicklaus won the US Masters for a sixth timeRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 12 | Scotsman.com

    1876: The first complete performance of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle was given at the opening of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus. 1940: During Hermann Goering's "Eagle Day" in the Battle of Britain, 45 to 48 German aircraft were shot down. 1957: Scotland's ...

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  13. American Bach Soloists Academy-in-Action marathon lives up to its nameRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | Examiner.com

    ... that a concert experience should not be an endurance test. Stage directors who have to present the operas of Richard Wagner are well aware of this, as are those mounting productions of the operas of George Frideric Handel. However, opera has the ...

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  14. 'I'm going to pidgin this up' - performer brings diverse voice of operaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | Mail & Guardian

    ... Helen Parker-Jayne Isibor , also known by her artistic name, The Venus Bushfires , watched a recital of Richard Wagner's opera, Parsifal. That began a four-year labour of love aimed at convincing audiences that an artform most closely associated ...

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  15. As the Met Abandons Blackface, a Look at the Legacy of African Americans in OperaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 3 | Hyperallergic

    In The Souls of Black Folk , W.E.B. Du Bois portrays a newcomer to the world of opera, enthralled by the Prelude to Richard Wagner's Lohengrin . John "sat in dreamland, and started when, after a hush, rose high and clear the music of Lohengrin's swan.

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  16. Jonas Kaufmann Warns Fans Not to Buy Puccini Album From DeccaRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 28 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... Adriana Lecouvreur , and the title role in Don Carlos . He has also sung leading tenor roles in the operas of Richard Wagner with success in Germany and abroad, most notably the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He is also an accomplished Lieder ...

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  17. Renovated Wagner museum addresses anti-Semitic essaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2015 | The Times of Israel

    A renovated museum in Germany devoted to Richard Wagner addresses the 19th-century composer's anti-Semitism and his family's ties to Hitler. The museum in Bayreuth, in northern Bavaria, was rededicated on Sunday in conjunction with the annual Bayreuth Wagner Festival, Reuters reported, following a five-year, $22 million renovation project.

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  18. Merkel fell off chairRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2015 | Pravda

    ... . The music festival of Bayreuth is run by Katharina Wagner, the great-grand-daughter of the famous composer, Richard Wagner.

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  19. Bayreuth opera festival attracts fans, MerkelRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2015 | The China Post

    The Bayreuth Festival, one of the hottest tickets in the world of opera, opened with a well-received new production of Richard Wagner's opera "Tristan and Isolde" on Saturday, which also won praise from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The dark and pessimistic new reading of one of Wagner's best-loved works by the composer's 37-year-old great-granddaughter, Katharina Wagner, was greeted with cheers and generous applause at the end of the six-hour performance.

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  20. A joyful evening of Wagner and Mahler from young maestrosRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2015 | The Washington Post

    In all of Western music, few C major chords are as ample, radiant and filled with joyful portent as the ones that open the Prelude of "Die Meistersinger von NA1 4rnberg," Richard Wagner's opera about the practice and love of music. Saturday night at the Kennedy Center, those chords signaled the beginning of the final concert of the National Symphony's Summer Music Institute Orchestra, composed of more than 60 gifted young musicians ages 14 to 21, competitively chosen from 27 states and Canada.

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