Music: Bayreuth

The Bayreuth Wagner Festival (TIME, Aug. 4) continued. Every opera which will be presented has had by now at least one hearing. The complete Ring cycle was presented: Rheingold, Siegfried, Walküre, Götterdammerung, also Parsifal and Meistersinger. All has been carried out in strictest accordance with the traditions established under old King Ludwig's patronage in the ancient golden Wagnerian days. Not a note was "cut" from any of the enormous scores; no concessions were made to the limits of human patience on the part of the audiences. Richard Wagner used to...

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