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Sunday, February 26th
Stefan Mickisch is truly one of the greatest pianists and lecturers of Wagner’s works of our time. For almost two decades lecturing in Bayreuth with his insights and most importantly his performances on the keyboard, he has inspired many. Beginning on Feb. 26th on DVD we will have the first installment of his Ring lectures with “Das Rheingold”.
Silent Wagner “Encore” Birthday Celebration
Sunday May 28th
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For the 1st CENTENNIAL of Wagner’s birthday this silent film was released in 1913 prior to World War I. It’s the first full length documentary ever made as a feature film. (Prior to this, documentaries were never longer than 10 minutes.) This film totals 82 minutes, staring Giuseppe Becce as Wagner, Olga Engle as Cosima and Manny Ziener as Minna et al, Directed by Carl Froehlich. (Sound track is unique for this showing by pianist Stefan Mickisch, complied by John Mastrogiovanni.)