Chewing Swinburne’s Thistles: Swinburne, Dannreuther, and Wagner’s ‘Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’

I’m glad to say that my short article on Edward Dannreuther (1844-1905) and Swinburne has been published in Notes & Queries. It reveals two hitherto unnoticed references to Wagner by Swinburne in his 1869 essay, ‘Notes on the Text of Shelley’. It also demonstrates that Dannreuther, who hosted Wagner and acted as a rehearsal conductor during the 1877 Wagner festival at the Royal Albert Hall, was clearly influenced by the poet. Swinburne’s writings, therefore, had a significant impact on the reception of Wagner’s music in London in the early 1870s.

https://academic.oup.com/nq/article-abstract/66/2/300/5481120



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