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Aspects of Wagner.

Bryan Magee

Aspects of Wagner.

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Published by Panther in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883 -- Criticism and interpretation.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML410.W1 M2 1972
    The Physical Object
    Pagination109 p.
    Number of Pages109
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5457667M
    ISBN 100586037748
    LC Control Number73160020


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Aspects of Wagner. Second Edition. Bryan Magee. 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. This is a short book of 6 essays, less than 90 pages of text.

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Wagner's influence on the culture of our age is outlined: his affect on musicians, poets, novelists, painters, philosophers and politicians. In this second edition Magee has revised the book throughout and added a chapter in which he considers the nature and role of the musical element in the operas/5(28).

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The man who W.H. Auden once called "perhaps the greatest genius that ever lived" has inspired both greater adulation and Price: $ There aren’t that many biographies of Wagner in English.

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Get this from a library. Aspects of Wagner. [Bryan Magee] -- 1. Wagner's theory of opera -- 2. Jews - not least in music -- 3. Wagnerolatry -- 4. The influence of Wagner -- 5. Wagner in performance. Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Magee, Bryan.

Aspects of Wagner. New York, Stein and Day [, ©]. And he unflinchingly confronts the Wagner whose paranoia, egocentricity, and anti-Semitism are as repugnant as his achievements are once a biography of the composer, an overview of his times, an account of 19th century opera, and an insight into the intellectual and technical aspects of music, Magee's lucid study offers the best.

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Books Wagner and Philosophy by Bryan Magee Ralph Blumenau devours Bryan Magee’s new book about Wagner the philosophical composer. In Bryan Magee published an influential little book called Aspects of Wagner (now in an OUP paperback) and then, ina magisterial work, The Philosophy of Schopenhauer (also now in an OUP paperback).

In the superb volume under review he. It is really a wonderful addition to Wagner literature. Magee, it should be noted, is also the author of "Aspects of Wagner", which is a marvelous collection of five short pieces examining, yes, different aspects of Wagner.

One of the pieces in that book is about Wagner's anti-Semitism, primarily placing Wagner's views in historical by: Wagner Act, the most important piece of labor legislation enacted in the United States in the 20th century.

Its main purpose was to establish the legal right of most workers (notably excepting agricultural and domestic workers) to organize or join labor unions and to bargain collectively with their employers. Because of this history, there is a consensus that Wagner was the progenitor of the modern “star” conductor.

The music critic Harold Schonberg wrote in his book, Great Conductors, that Wagner was “the giant of his time, the strongest conducting force of the century.” 2 Wagner’s detailed view of adjusting tempo did not survive to the modern day, but his belief that the conductor.

One of the saddest aspects of the story was how Natasha Gregson Wagner always feared, as a young child, that her mother would one day go somewhere and never It's an intelligent, well-written memoir that deals with not only losing a mother as a child, but also with having a famous mother whose life and death affected family, friends /5.

Richard Wagner was born to an ethnic German family in Leipzig, who lived at No 3, the Brühl (The House of the Red and White Lions) in the Jewish quarter. He was baptized at St. Thomas was the ninth child of Carl Friedrich Wagner, who was a clerk in the Leipzig police service, and his wife, Johanna Rosine (née Paetz), the daughter of a baker.

Aspects of Magee. Oxford University Press. ISBN (paperback). Many music lovers find Wagner's operas inexpressibly beautiful and richly satisfying, while others find them revolting, dangerous, self-indulgent, and immoral.

There are many more aspects of Wagner's life and work contained in this book. New insights are provided into the Nietzsche-Wagner relationship and the vexed anti-semitism of Wagner. It should be noted that although Magee believes the above conjunction of philosophy and music in Wagner /5(50).

Richard Wagner was born onthe ninth child of Carl Friedrich Wagner, a clerk in the Leipzig police service, and Johanna Rosine Wagner.

Wagner's father died of typhus six months after Richard's birth, by which time Wagner's mother was living with the actor and playwright Ludwig Geyer in the Brühl, at that time the Jewish quarter.

Magee now threw himself into a life of writing about philosophy and Wagner, particularly on how his music interacted with his political ideas. His Aspects of Wagner () was followed by Wagner. Magee had a particular interest in the life, thought and music of Richard Wagner and wrote two notable books on the composer and his world, Aspects of Wagner (; rev.

), and The Tristan Chord: Wagner and Philosophy ().Born: Bryan Edgar Magee, 12 April. Wagner was one of the few major composers who studied philosophy seriously. Bryan Magee places the composer's artistic development in the context of the philosophy of his age, and gives us the first detailed and comprehensive study of the close links between Wagner and the philosophers - from the pre-Marxist socialists to Feuerbach and Schopenhauer.

When it appeared inGutman’s Richard Wagner: The Man, His Mind, and His Music caused something akin to an earthquake in the universe of Wagner fans. Much had been written about the composer at the time, but even the more detailed biographies had paid scant attention to the many unsavory aspects of his life, especially his toxic anti-Semitism.

Aspects of Wagner. I have added a reference in the article to Aspects of Wagner by Bryan Magee, an excellent set of six essays dealing with, as the title suggests, various Wagnerian issues, including his theory of opera, anti-semitism, the way he influenced music and literature etc.

This modest book has enormously increased my understanding of. Best known for the challenging four-opera cycle The Ring of the Nibelung, Richard Wagner (–83) was a conductor, librettist, theater director, and essayist, in addition to being the composer of some of the most enduring operatic works in history, such as The Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser, and Tristan and his influence on the development of European music is Brand: University of Chicago Press.The book begins with a celestial conversation about Mozart's music involving Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn, Sergei Prokofiev, Sir Arthur Bliss, and Richard Wagner.

It is followed by an opera libretto on Mozart's life with intermission dialogs that include Antonio Rossini and Stendahl, Arnold Schoenberg and George Gershwin.The book is not intended to be comprehensive, and as such does an excellent job of introducing a flawed giant in the history of music.

White en Scott se visuele teks oor Wagner bied 'n White and Scott provide a solid yet light-hearted introduction to Wagner, giving the most important facts about his life and works/5.