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Aspects of Wagner

Aspects of Wagner - 2nd edition

Aspects of Wagner - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780192840127

ISBN10: 0192840126

Aspects of Wagner by Bryan Magee - ISBN 9780192840127
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 88
Copyright: 1988
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1988
International: No
Aspects of Wagner by Bryan Magee - ISBN 9780192840127

ISBN13: 9780192840127

ISBN10: 0192840126

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 88

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Summary

Many music lovers find Wagner's operas inexpressibly beautiful and richly satisfying, while others find them revolting, dangerous, self-indulgent, and immoral. The man who W.H. Auden once called "perhaps the greatest genius that ever lived" has inspired both greater adulation and greater loathing than any other composer.

Bryan Magee presents a penetrating analysis of Wagner's work, concentrating on how his sensational and deeply erotic music uniquely expresses the repressed and highly charged contents of the psyche. He examines not only Wagner's music and detailed stage directions but also the prose works in which he formulated his ideas, as well as shedding new light on his anti-semitism and the way in which the Nazis twisted his theories to suit their own purposes. Outlining the astonishing range and depth of Wagner's influence on our culture, Magee reveals how profoundly he continues to shock and inspire musicians, poets, novelists, painters, philosophers, and politicians today.


Author Bio

Magee, Bryan :

Bryan Magee is a writer, critic, and broadcaster and author of Men of Ideas and The Great Philosophers.