Jessica Duchen's Classical Music & Ballet Blog. Novelist/journalist JD writes for The Independent, London
"Wagner founded the festival in 1876; on his death his son Siegfried succeeded him, along with Siegfried's English-born wife, Winifred."Wondering if your editor introduce a few errors into that sentence. Siegfried was 14 when Richard died, and it was Cosima who dominated the festival for a couple of decades. Siegfried's involvement in Bayreuth seems to have started in the 1890s. He didn't marry Winifred until 1915. She was then 17, so I'm willing to bet she wasn't that involved with the festival until the 1920s.
Thanks, Lisa...it was all a little condensed, to say the least. Not fair to blame the editor, though - I'm sure any errors are entirely my fault.
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