Even though the header image we’ve had for the last month or so has been one of my favorites (Friedrich’s, Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog, 1818), it’s time for a fresh look. Since much of the reading this week and in the coming weeks will deal with Wagner, our new header features the husband and wife singers who created the roles of Tristan and Isolde, Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld and Malvina Schnorr von Carolsfeld. Taruskin calls Tristan und Isolde (completed 1859, premiered 1865) “a touchstone for all subsequent music-making and music-thinking.” (III, 539) The full photograph is below.
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During the challenge, I was a PhD student in musicology at the University of Oregon (completed 2011). Currently, I am an Assistant Professor of music at Central Washington University. I research music branding and arts entrepreneurship, and teach courses in music history, arts and entrepreneurship, and the history of jazz. Mark has a new blog here: http://www.mark-samples.com Mark's faculty page: http://www.cwu.edu/music/dr-mark-samples View all posts by Mark Samples