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|Name:||Richard Wagner; Richard Wagner; Richard Wagner|
|Anmerkungen:||Originally published: Wagner and philosophy. London : Penguin Press, 2000.
|Beschreibung:||xi, 397 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Inhalt:||First the music --
Wagner as a young German --
Wagner the Left-wing revolutionary --
Wagner, Feuerbach and the future --
Wagner's misleading reputation --
Opera as Greek drama --
Some of The Ring's leading ideas --
Wagner's discovery of Schopenhauer --
The philosophy of Schopenhauer --
Wagner re-evaluates his values --
The turn --
Metaphysics as music --
Philosophy as opera --
Music as drama --
First the orchestra --
The crowning achievement --
Wagner and Nietzsche --
Appendix: Wagner's anti-semitism.
|Andere Titel||Wagner and philosophy|
"Now, in this book, Bryan Magee, a distinguished Wagnerian and a teacher of philosophy, traces the composer's involvement in the intellectual guests of his age, from his youthful embrace of revolutionary socialism, to a Schopenhauerian rejection of the world as illusion, to the near-Buddhist resignation of his final years. Mapping the influence of ideas on Wagner's art, Magee shows how abstract thought can permeate musical work and stimulate creations of great power and beauty. With sympathy and perception, he explores the relationship between words and music, mind and feeling, conscious and unconscious motivations.
And he unflinchingly confronts the Wagner whose paranoia, egocentricity, and anti-Semitism are as repugnant as his achievements are glorious."--BOOK JACKET.