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Isolde's Dream – A Biography of Mathilde Wesendonck

October 13, 2018 - 8:00 am - 10:30 am

This biography of Mathilde Wesendonck is the untold and fascinating story of this woman’s inspiring influence on the major works of Richard Wagner, based on facts related in their correspondence and other authentic documents. Under the influence of her aura, Wagner composed Tristan and Isolde, Rhinegold, The Walkyrie, the first two acts of Siegfried, The Meistersinger, the outline for Parsifal, and the music for the Wesendonck Lieder on Mathilde’s poems.

Join us in welcoming Judith Cabaud, who will discuss the extensive research she conducted on the important and illusive muse of Richard Wagner – Mathilde Wesendonck.
French-based JUDITH CABAUD, was born in Brooklyn, New York, received her BA (Phi Beta Kappa) from New York University. Then, after studying at the Sorbonne in Paris and in Clermont-Ferrand where she obtained her licence es lettres, she settled in France. For many years, she worked as a teacher, a writer, a journalist, and a music critic at the Bayreuth Festival in Germany.
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October 13, 2018
8:00 am - 10:30 am


Judith Cabaud, Author of Mathilde Wesendonck – Isolde's Dream <br />

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