Notes from week 25: Pining & Whining & Dining

Bal des Incohérents ::  definition  and Wikification

Ludwig II, King of Bavaria :: The Incoherents and Ludwig's death in 1886 gives us more clues to the time frame of Swann & Odette.  

Bayreuth, the city (Wiki)
Bayreuth in the News:  Wolfgang Wagner, longtime Bayreuth director, dies (3/22/10)
Book about the history of the festival

Louis A. Clapisson, violinist turned comic-opera composer. Popular, but Berlioz, Bizet, and Debussy were not impressed. By comparing him to Bach, art-snob Swann was again trashing Odette's taste.