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Aspects of Wagner (Oxford Paperbacks)

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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.

Synopsis:

In this penetrating analysis of Wagner's work Bryan Magee examines both Wagner's music and detailed stage directions, together with the prose works in which he formulated his ideas.

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192840127
Author:
Magee, Bryan
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Bryan
Author:
Magee
Author:
Bryan
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Classical Composers
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Classical Vocalists
Subject:
Opera
Subject:
Wagner, Richard
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Opera
Subject:
Music | Opera
Subject:
Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Wagner, Richard - C
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised and Enl
Series:
Oxford Paperbacks
Publication Date:
19881131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, 6 maps
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.76x5.14x.33 in. .19 lbs.

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