skip to content
Covid-19 virus
COVID-19 Resources

Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel). Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this WorldCat.org search. OCLC’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus issues in their communities.

Image provided by: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM
Richard Wagner and the jews Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Richard Wagner and the jews

Author: Milton E Brener
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
It is well known that Richard Wagner, the renowned and controversial 19th century composer, exhibited intense anti-Semitism. The evidence is everywhere in his writings as well as in conversations his second wife recorded in her diaries. In his infamous essay "Judaism in Music," Wagner forever cemented his unpleasant reputation with his assertion that Jews were incapable of either creating or appreciating great art.  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brener, Milton E., 1930-
Richard Wagner and the Jews.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2006
(OCoLC)639362605
Named Person: Richard Wagner; Richard Wagner; Richard Wagner; Richard Wagner
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Milton E Brener
ISBN: 0786423706 9780786423705
OCLC Number: 62330892
Description: x, 333 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Zurich. The Asyl ; The fugitive ; Minna ; The Paris Jews ; The essay ; Tausig --
Paris and Vienna. The break with Minna --
Tristan und Isolde --
Tannhäuser in Paris ; Vienna ; Penury ; Biebrich on the Rhine ; The Vienna Jews ; Flight from creditors --
Munich. King Ludwig ; Cosima ; The first Tristan ; Exile from Munich --
Lucerne. Triebschen ; Die Meistersinger ; Cosima's diaries ; "Judaism in music" : the second publication ; Das Rheingold brouhaha ; The turn of Die Walküre ; Wagner and the French ; Death of Tausig --
Bayreuth I : the first festival ; Rubinstein and preparations for The Ring ; The scapegoats ; The first festival ; Neumann --
Bayreuth II : Levi and Neumann. The young Hermann Levi ; The Brahms-Levi friendship ; The breach with Brahms ; A study in malice ; Declining health : worsening temperament ; The strangest synagogue ; Distance from Porges, closeness to Rubinstein ; Neumann and the Berlin Ring ; Neumann and the traveling Wagner Opera Company --
Bayreuth III : the second festival. Levi and Parsifal ; Lichtenberg and the Knieses ; Wagnerphobia ; Glimpses of the other side ; The final days --
Appendix : "Judaism in music."
Responsibility: Milton E. Brener.
More information:

Abstract:

The contradictions between Wagner's antipathy toward the amorphous entity ""The Jews"" and his genuine friendships with individual Jews, are the subject of this book. Drawing on sources, including  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"a fine resource...recommended"--Choice; "Brener...is a writer to be reckoned with...splendid book, deeply considered, well written, and rich in detail"--Southern Humanities Review; "an account of Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


\n\n

Primary Entity<\/h3>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/62330892<\/a>> # Richard Wagner and the jews<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:CreativeWork<\/a>, schema:Book<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:oclcnum<\/a> \"62330892<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:placeOfPublication<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/ncu<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:placeOfPublication<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/46706099#Place\/jefferson_n_c<\/a>> ; # Jefferson, N.C.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1354281<\/a>> ; # Relations with Jews<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/classification\/ML410<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/46706099#Topic\/antisemitismus<\/a>> ; # Antisemitismus<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/29732107<\/a>> ; # Richard Wagner<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/46706099#Person\/wagner_richard_1813_1883<\/a>> ; # Richard Wagner<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/46706099#Topic\/judentum<\/a>> ; # Judentum<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/dewey.info\/class\/782.1092\/e22\/<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/810769<\/a>> ; # Antisemitism<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh2009115070<\/a>> ; # Antisemitism--Germany--History--19th century<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/46706099#Event\/1800_1899<\/a>> ; # 1800-1899<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1210272<\/a>> ; # Germany.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:bookFormat<\/a> bgn:PrintBook<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:copyrightYear<\/a> \"2006<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:creator<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/116575378<\/a>> ; # Milton E. Brener<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:datePublished<\/a> \"2006<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:description<\/a> \"It is well known that Richard Wagner, the renowned and controversial 19th century composer, exhibited intense anti-Semitism. The evidence is everywhere in his writings as well as in conversations his second wife recorded in her diaries. In his infamous essay \"Judaism in Music,\" Wagner forever cemented his unpleasant reputation with his assertion that Jews were incapable of either creating or appreciating great art. Wagner\'s close ties with many talented Jews, then, are surprising. Most writers have dismissed these connections as cynical manipulations and rank hypocrisy. Examination of the original sources, however, reveals something different: unmistakeable, undeniable empathy and friendship between Wagner and the Jews in his life. Indeed, the composer had warm relationships with numerous individual Jews. Two of them resided frequently over extended periods in his home. One of these, the rabbi\'s son Hermann Levi, conducted Wagner\'s final opera--Parsifal, based on Christian legend--at Wagner\'s request; no one, Wagner declared, understood his work so well. Even in death his Jewish friends were by his side; two were among his twelve pallbearers. The contradictions between Wagner\'s antipathy toward the amorphous entity \"The Jews\" and his genuine friendships with individual Jews are the subject of this book. Drawing on extensive sources in both German and English, including Wagner\'s autobiography and diary and the diaries of his second wife, this comprehensive treatment of Wagner\'s anti-Semitism is the first to place it in perspective with his life and work. Included in the text are portions of unpublished letters exchanged between Wagner and Hermann Levi. Altogether, the book reveals astonishing complexities in a man long known as much for his prejudice as for his epic contributions to opera [Publisher description].<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:description<\/a> \"Zurich. The Asyl ; The fugitive ; Minna ; The Paris Jews ; The essay ; Tausig -- Paris and Vienna. The break with Minna -- Tristan und Isolde -- Tannh\u00E4user in Paris ; Vienna ; Penury ; Biebrich on the Rhine ; The Vienna Jews ; Flight from creditors -- Munich. King Ludwig ; Cosima ; The first Tristan ; Exile from Munich -- Lucerne. Triebschen ; Die Meistersinger ; Cosima\'s diaries ; \"Judaism in music\" : the second publication ; Das Rheingold brouhaha ; The turn of Die Walk\u00FCre ; Wagner and the French ; Death of Tausig -- Bayreuth I : the first festival ; Rubinstein and preparations for The Ring ; The scapegoats ; The first festival ; Neumann -- Bayreuth II : Levi and Neumann. The young Hermann Levi ; The Brahms-Levi friendship ; The breach with Brahms ; A study in malice ; Declining health : worsening temperament ; The strangest synagogue ; Distance from Porges, closeness to Rubinstein ; Neumann and the Berlin Ring ; Neumann and the traveling Wagner Opera Company -- Bayreuth III : the second festival. Levi and Parsifal ; Lichtenberg and the Knieses ; Wagnerphobia ; Glimpses of the other side ; The final days -- Appendix : \"Judaism in music.\"<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:exampleOfWork<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/id\/46706099<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:genre<\/a> \"History<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:inLanguage<\/a> \"en<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isSimilarTo<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/639362605<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Richard Wagner and the jews<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:productID<\/a> \"62330892<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:publication<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/62330892#PublicationEvent\/jefferson_n_c_mcfarland_&_co_2006<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:publisher<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/46706099#Agent\/mcfarland_&_co<\/a>> ; # McFarland & Co.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:url<\/a> <http:\/\/bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991\/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=014849791&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:url<\/a> <http:\/\/bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991\/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&local_base=BVB01&doc_number=014849791&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:url<\/a> <http:\/\/catdir.loc.gov\/catdir\/toc\/ecip063\/2005034178.html<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:workExample<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780786423705<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\numbel:isLike<\/a> <http:\/\/d-nb.info\/981308147<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nwdrs:describedby<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/62330892<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n\n

Related Entities<\/h3>\n
<http:\/\/dewey.info\/class\/782.1092\/e22\/<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/46706099#Agent\/mcfarland_&_co<\/a>> # McFarland & Co.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nbgn:Agent<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"McFarland & Co.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/46706099#Event\/1800_1899<\/a>> # 1800-1899<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Event<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"1800-1899<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/46706099#Person\/wagner_richard_1813_1883<\/a>> # Richard Wagner<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:birthDate<\/a> \"1813<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:deathDate<\/a> \"1883<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Wagner<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Richard<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Richard Wagner<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/46706099#Place\/jefferson_n_c<\/a>> # Jefferson, N.C.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Jefferson, N.C.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/46706099#Topic\/antisemitismus<\/a>> # Antisemitismus<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Antisemitismus<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/46706099#Topic\/judentum<\/a>> # Judentum<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Judentum<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/classification\/ML410<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh2009115070<\/a>> # Antisemitism--Germany--History--19th century<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Antisemitism--Germany--History--19th century<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/ncu<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\ndcterms:identifier<\/a> \"ncu<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1210272<\/a>> # Germany.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Germany.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1354281<\/a>> # Relations with Jews<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Relations with Jews<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/810769<\/a>> # Antisemitism<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Antisemitism<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/116575378<\/a>> # Milton E. Brener<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:birthDate<\/a> \"1930<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Brener<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Milton E.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Milton E. Brener<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/29732107<\/a>> # Richard Wagner<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:birthDate<\/a> \"1813<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:deathDate<\/a> \"1883<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Wagner<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Richard<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Richard Wagner<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780786423705<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"0786423706<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"9780786423705<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/639362605<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:CreativeWork<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nrdfs:label<\/a> \"Richard Wagner and the Jews.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:description<\/a> \"Online version:<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isSimilarTo<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/62330892<\/a>> ; # Richard Wagner and the jews<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/62330892<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \ngenont:InformationResource<\/a>, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/62330892<\/a>> ; # Richard Wagner and the jews<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:dateModified<\/a> \"2019-07-02<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nvoid:inDataset<\/a> <http:\/\/purl.oclc.org\/dataset\/WorldCat<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n