Warriors B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Book News | May 11, 2015

    Chris Hedges: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Chris Hedges



    Describe your latest book. Wages of Rebellion looks at the nature of rebellion, those who do it, why they do it, and the price they pay for being a... Continue »
    1. $18.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Wages of Rebellion

      Chris Hedges 9781568589664

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Music- Opera

The Perfect Wagnerite

by

The Perfect Wagnerite Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

G. B. Shaw (1856-1950) wrote The Perfect Wagnerite as a philosophical examination of Richard Wagner's epic four-opera cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). A tremendously accomplished dramatist himself, Shaw seemed perfectly poised to turn his critical eye on Wagner's 19th century masterpiece. Wagner completed The Ring in 1853, after decades of effort. A work of such ambition takes much unpacking, and so Shaw offers us his critique. In his preface, Shaw writes, All I pretend to do in this book is to impart the ideas which are most likely to be lacking in the conventional Englishman's equipment... I venture to add my commentary to what has already been written by musicians who are no revolutionists, and revolutionists who are no musicians. And economic revolution is precisely what G. B. Shaw sees in this opera. Wagner wrote The Ring as a young political radical, steeped in the anarchist ideology of his day. Shaw views the opera as a critique of capitalism and industrial revolution. His Marxist reading is not surprising-he was a leading Socialist figure of his time, helping to propel the fledgling Fabian Society into public awareness. Shaw does a great deal here to further the cult of Wagner that remains strong today. Entertaining as it is compelling, The Perfect Wagnerite stands as a principle commentary on one of opera's most daring compositions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781420944600
Author:
Shaw, George Bernard
Publisher:
Digireads.com
Subject:
Music | Opera
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Opera
Biography » Composers and Musicians
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

The Perfect Wagnerite New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.95 In Stock
Product details pages Digireads.com - English 9781420944600 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.