Read London Musical World’s comments on the premiere of Wagner’s “absurd” Rheingold, published 148 years ago today.
A caricature of Richard Wagner by Charles Lyall
[The Musical World, Vol. 55 No. 21 (26 May 1877): 364]
Wagner’s Das Rheingold was performed for the first time in Munich on 22 September 1869. These comments appeared three days later in London’s Musical World.
[The Musical World, Vol. 47 No. 39 (25 September 1869): 672.]
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