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In search of Wagner

Author: Theodor W Adorno
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2005.
Series: Verso modern classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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Richard Wagner's works are among the most controversial in the history of European music--because of their powerful aesthetic qualities and, in wider political terms, because of their eventual assimilation into the official culture of the Third Reich. This concise synoptic account by the most brilliant exponent of Frankfurt School Marxism subtly interweaves these artistic and ideological qualities. It provides deft  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Adorno, Theodor W., 1903-1969.
In search of Wagner.
London ; New York : Verso, 2005
(OCoLC)639364265
Named Person: Richard Wagner; Richard Wagner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodor W Adorno
ISBN: 1844675009 9781844675005
OCLC Number: 56456512
Description: xxvii, 148 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Social character --
Gesture --
Motiv --
Sonority --
Colour --
Phantasmagoria --
Music drama --
Myth --
God and beggar --
Chimera.
Series Title: Verso modern classics.
Other Titles: Versuch über Wagner.
Responsibility: Theodor Adorno ; translated by Rodney Livingstone ; with a new foreword by Slavoj Žižek.
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Analyzes Wagner's music and compositional techniques, discusses his character, and examines the ideological tendencies of his approach to art.  Read more...

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