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Nietzsche Wagner Europe

Author : Martine Prange
ISBN : 9783110315233
Genre : Philosophy
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Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) supported the unification of Europe and reflected on this like few other philosophers before or after him. Many ofhis works are concerned with the present state and future of European culture and humanity. Resisting the “nationalist nonsense” and “politics of dissolution” of his day, he advocated the birth of “good Europeans,” i.e. “supra-national” individuals and the “amalgamation of nations.” Nietzsche, Wagner,Europe analyzes the development of Friedrich Nietzsche’s ideal of European culture based on his musical aesthetics. It does so against the background of contemporary searches for a wider, cultural meaning beyond Europe’s economic-political union. The book claims that Nietzsche always propagated the “aestheticization” of Europe, but that his view on how to achieve this changed as a result of his dramatically altering philosophy of music. The main focus is on Nietzsche’s passion for and later aversion to Wagner’s music, and, in direct connection with this, his surprising embrace of Italian operas as new forms of “Dionysian” music and of Goethe as a model of “Good Europeanism.”

Theology Of Wagner S Ring Cycle Ii

Author : Richard H. Bell
ISBN : 9780227177488
Genre : Religion
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Wagner’s Ring addresses fundamental concerns that have faced humanity down the centuries, such as power and violence, love and death, freedom and fate. Further, the work seems particularly relevant today, addressing as it does the fresh debates around the created order, politics, gender, and sexuality. In this second of two volumes on the theology of the Ring, Richard Bell argues that Wagner’s approach to these issues may open up new ways forward and offer a fresh perspective on some of the traditional questions of theology, such as sacrifice, redemption, and fundamental questions about God. A linchpin for Bell’s approach is viewing the Ring in the light of the Jesus of Nazareth sketches, which, he argues, confirms that the artwork does indeed address questions of Christian theology, for those inside and outside the church.

Richard Wagner And His World

Author : Thomas S. Grey
ISBN : 9781400831784
Genre : Music
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Richard Wagner (1813-1883) aimed to be more than just a composer. He set out to redefine opera as a "total work of art" combining the highest aspirations of drama, poetry, the symphony, the visual arts, even religion and philosophy. Equally celebrated and vilified in his own time, Wagner continues to provoke debate today regarding his political legacy as well as his music and aesthetic theories. Wagner and His World examines his works in their intellectual and cultural contexts. Seven original essays investigate such topics as music drama in light of rituals of naming in the composer's works and the politics of genre; the role of leitmotif in Wagner's reception; the urge for extinction in Tristan und Isolde as psychology and symbol; Wagner as his own stage director; his conflicted relationship with pianist-composer Franz Liszt; the anti-French satire Eine Kapitulation in the context of the Franco-Prussian War; and responses of Jewish writers and musicians to Wagner's anti-Semitism. In addition to the editor, the contributors are Karol Berger, Leon Botstein, Lydia Goehr, Kenneth Hamilton, Katherine Syer, and Christian Thorau. This book also includes translations of essays, reviews, and memoirs by champions and detractors of Wagner; glimpses into his domestic sphere in Tribschen and Bayreuth; and all of Wagner's program notes to his own works. Introductions and annotations are provided by the editor and David Breckbill, Mary A. Cicora, James Deaville, Annegret Fauser, Steven Huebner, David Trippett, and Nicholas Vazsonyi.

Wagner S Melodies

Author : David Trippett
ISBN : 9781107014305
Genre : Music
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Wagner's Melodies places the composer's ideas about melody in the context of the scientific discourse of his age.

Theology Of Wagner S Ring Cycle I

Author : Richard H Bell
ISBN : 9780227907467
Genre : Religion
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Wagner's Ring is one of the greatest of all artworks of Western civilization, but what is it all about? The power and mystery of Wagner's creation was such that he himself felt he stood before his work "as though before some puzzle." A clue to the Ring's greatness lies in its multiple avenues of self-disclosure and the corresponding plethora of interpretations that over the years has granted ample scope for directors and will no doubt do so well into the distant future. One possible interpretation, which Richard Bell argues should be taken seriously, is the Ring as Christian theology. In this first of two volumes, Bell considers, among other things, how the composer's Christian interests may be detected in the "forging" of his Ring, looking at how he appropriated his sources (whether they be myths and sagas, writers, poets, or philosophers) and considering works composed around the same time, especially his Jesus of Nazareth.

Wagner As I Knew Him

Author : Ferdinand Praeger
ISBN : 9783748117179
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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SELDOM has the proverb "The child is father to the man" been more completely verified in the life of any prominent brain-worker than in that of Richard Wagner. The serious thinker of threescore, with his soul deep in his work, is the developed school-boy of thirteen lauded by his masters for unusual application and earnestness. All his defects and virtues, his affections and antipathies, can be traced to their original sources in his childhood. No great individuality was ever less influenced by misfortune or success in after-life than Wagner. The mission he felt within him and which he resolutely set himself to accomplish, he unswervingly pursued throughout the varied phases of his eventful career. Beyond contention, Richard Wagner is, I think, the greatest art personality of this century,-unequalled as a musician, great as a poet as regards the matter, moral, and mode of expression, whilst in dramatic construction a very Shakespeare.

Speaking To Our Condition

Author : Anthony Winterbourne
ISBN : 0838638473
Genre : Music
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"As well as offering new insights into the way in which Wagner's intellectual debts are reflected in the ethical superstructure of the Ring, the author suggests a provocative connection between the intervention of Siegfried into the action, and a neglected corner of late nineteenth-century post-Kantian romantic-messianic thought."--BOOK JACKET.

Mallarm?nd Wagner Music And Poetic Language

Author : Heath Lees
ISBN : 9781351559478
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This book challenges and replaces the existing view of Mallarm? mission to 're-possess' music on behalf of poetic language. Traditionally, this view focused on only the last fifteen years of the poet's life, and sprang from a belief in Mallarm? 'sudden awakening' to music during an all-Wagner concert in Paris, in 1885. Professor Heath Lees shows that Mallarm? early knowledge and experience of music was much greater than commentators have realized, and that the French poet actually began his writing career with the explicit aim of making music's performance-language of 'effect' the ground of his poetic expression. Integral to the argument is Mallarm? reaction to the work and ideas of Richard Wagner, whose impact on France came in two waves: the first broke during the tempestuous 1860s days of the Paris Tannh?er, while the second arrived in the mid-1880s, and gave birth to the Revue Wagn?enne. In refuting the critical literature that focuses on only the second of these waves, Lees shows that Mallarm?xhibited a highly informed Wagnerian background during the first wave, and that his grasp of the composer's gestural motives and flexible musical prose led him towards a new kind of self-expressive, gestural rhythm that aimed musically to reinvent poetic language. In support of this, the book examines closely what Wagner 'really' said in the prose works that were becoming known in Paris by the 1860s, in particular, Wagner's important French text, the Lettre sur la musique. It also re-examines Baudelaire's classic Wagner-brochure, and reveals its author's surprisingly firm grasp of Wagner's musico-poetic fusion. In musically informed commentary, Professor Lees surveys the four decades of success and failure that resulted from Mallarm? repeated attempts to draw out the musical gestures and resonances of words alone. In the process, he throws new light on many of Mallarm? best-known texts, hitherto judged 'difficult' by those who have failed to

Mallarm? And Wagner

Author : Heath Lees
ISBN : 0754658090
Genre : Music
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This book challenges and replaces the existing view of Mallarmé's mission to 're-possess' music on behalf of poetic language. Professor Heath Lees shows that Mallarmé's early knowledge and experience of music was much greater than commentators have realis

The Case Of Wagner

Author : Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
ISBN : HARVARD:32044014419766
Genre : Aesthetics
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Hitler Wagner And Bayreuth

Author : Arthur Micke
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What do Wagner's music, his writings and his familiy have to do with Hitler and Nazi-Germany? A question that easily arises when one looks at the use and position of Wagner's music in the Third Reich. What importance had Bayreuth for Hitler and Hitler for Bayreuth? How was the relationship between the Festspiele-Chief Winifred Wagner and Adolf Hitler? And how was Richard Wagner's attitude towards the Jews? Was the author of the pamphlet "On Judaism in Music" even a pioneer of Hitler? This essay should be helpful to find some answers.

Delphi Masterworks Of Richard Wagner Illustrated

Author : Peter Russell
ISBN : 9781786564023
Genre : Music
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The operas of the German composer Richard Wagner had a revolutionary influence on the course of Western music. Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his works. He went on to revolutionise the music form through his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art), by which he sought to synthesise the poetic, visual, musical and dramatic arts, with music subsidiary to drama. He achieved these ideas most fully in his epic cycle of operas 'Der Ring des Nibelungen', notable for complex textures, rich harmonies and the elaborate use of leitmotifs. Delphi’s Great Composers Series offers concise illustrated guides to the life and works of our greatest composers. Analysing the masterworks of each composer, these interactive eBooks include links to popular streaming services, allowing you to listen to the pieces of music you are reading about. Evaluating the masterworks of each composer, you will explore the development of their works, tracing how they changed the course of music history. Whether a classical novice or a cultivated connoisseur, this series offers an intriguing overview of the world’s most famous and iconic compositions. This volume presents Wagner’s masterworks in succinct detail, with informative introductions, accompanying illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus features. (Version 1) * Concise and informative overview of Wagner’s masterworks* Learn about the operas that made Wagner a celebrated composer* Links to popular streaming services (free and paid), allowing you to listen to the masterpieces you’re reading about* Features a special ‘Complete Compositions’ section, with an index of Wagner’s complete works and links to streaming services* English translations of the librettos for the major operas, including works appearing for the first time in digital print* A wide selection of the composer’s prose works, including fiction, pioneering essays and Wagner’s celebrated autobiography* Includes Wagner’s letters to Franz Liszt — explore the composer’s personal correspondence* Features six biographies on the great composer — explore Wagner's intriguing musical and personal life Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting eBooks CONTENTS: The MasterworksSymphony in C MajorDas LiebesverbotFaust OvertureRienziDer fliegende HolländerTannhäuserLohengrinDas RhinegoldDie WalküreTristan und IsoldeWesendonck LiederDie Meistersinger von NürnbergSiegfriedSiegfried IdyllGötterdämmerungParsifal Complete CompositionsIndex of Wagner’s Compositions Selected LibrettosDer fliegende HolländerLohengrinDas RhinegoldDie WalküreTristan und IsoldeSiegfriedGötterdämmerungParsifal Selected ProseAutobiographic SketchOn German OperaArt and RevolutionThe Art-Work of the FutureJudaism in MusicA Communication to My FriendsOpera and DramaBeethovenWhat is German?An End in ParisOn ConductingReligion and Art The LettersCorrespondence of Wagner and Liszt The AutobiographyMy Life The BiographiesRichard Wagner: His Life and His Dramas by W. J. HendersonLife of Wagner by Ludwig NohlRichard Wagner, Composer of Operas by John F. RuncimanWagner by Paul RosenfeldWagner as I Knew Him by Ferdinand PraegerRichard Wagner by Rupert Hughes Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of exciting titles

Wagner S Tristan Und Isolde

Author : George Ainslie Hight
ISBN : EAN:4064066181642
Genre : Fiction
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"Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde"" by George Ainslie Hight. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Birth Of Tragedy And The Case Of Wagner

Author : Friedrich Nietzsche
ISBN : 9780307432988
Genre : Philosophy
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Two representative and important works in one volume by one of the greatest German philosophers. The Birth of Tragedy (1872) was Nietzsche's first book. Its youthful faults were exposed by Nietzsche in the brilliant "Attempt at a Self-Criticism" which he added to the new edition of 1886. But the book, whatever its excesses, remains one of the most relevant statements on tragedy ever penned. It exploded the conception of Greek culture that was prevalent down through the Victorian era, and it sounded themes developed in the twentieth century by classicists, existentialists, psychoanalysts, and others. The Case of Wagner (1888) was one Nietzsche's last books, and his wittiest. In attitude and style it is diametrically opposed to The Birth of Tragedy. Both works transcend their ostensible subjects and deal with art and culture, as well as the problems of the modern age generally. Each book in itself gives us an inadequate idea of its author; together, they furnish a striking image of Nietzsche's thought. The distinguished translations by Walter Kaufmann superbly reflect in English Nietzsche's idiom and the vitality of his style. Professor Kaufmann has also furnished running footnote commentaries, relevant passages from Nietzsche's correspondence, a bibliography, and, for the first time in any edition, an extensive index to each book.

Wagner And The Art Of The Theatre

Author : Patrick Carnegy
ISBN : 0300106955
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Chapitre 6, p. 175-207, consacré à Adolphe Appia.

Richard Wagner His Life And His Dramas

Author : W. J. Henderson
ISBN : EAN:8596547231097
Genre : Fiction
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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Richard Wagner His Life and His Dramas" (A Biographical Study of the Man and an Explanation of His Work) by W. J. Henderson. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

The Queer Cultural Work Of Lily Tomlin And Jane Wagner

Author : J. Reed
ISBN : 9781137358240
Genre : Social Science
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Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner have been partners in life and work for more than 40 years. Over those years they have been comedic pioneers in television, sound recording, film, theater, and animation. This book explores the ways they have used and expanded notions of queer to make their unique impact on American culture.

Wagner And His Works The Story Of His Life

Author : Henry T. Finck
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Richard Wagner For The New Millennium

Author : M. Bribitzer-Stull
ISBN : 9780230607170
Genre : Music
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Please note this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title (PTO). Stock of this book requires shipment from an overseas supplier. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. A central concern of this study is the relationship between Wagner the artist and Wagner the social phenomenon. Many of the essays within explore the most difficult yet most crucial issue in Wagner studies: the impact of the composer's problematic world view and complex personal life on his musical/dramatic creations.

Wagner In Retrospect

Author : Leroy Robert Shaw
ISBN : 9062037097
Genre : Art
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