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Tag Archives: Richard Wagner

HOLMES AND THE ARTS PART 2

SHERLOCK HOLMES’ artistic streak surfaced regularly, and not just when he idly bowed his Stradivarius while pondering a consulting detective conundrum. Yesterday here, Michael Hardwick’s The Guide to Sherlock Holmes … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

GIVING IT STICK, MUSICALLY

BERNSTEIN’S WAS about average, 17 in. A jazzman’s is generally shorter. Lully perished from banging a toe with his. Wagner’s had ivory knobs. Serebrier managed to stab himself with his. … Continue reading

May 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

WILL THE REAL BAYREUTH PLEASE STAND OUT

THE WORD “BAYREUTH” conjures up composer Richard Wagner, Der Ring des Nibelungen and the Richard-Wagner-Festspielhaus, his opera house built in 1876. Or so I thought until I came upon the … Continue reading

March 27, 2016 · Leave a comment