Wagnerism

Written By Alex Ross
Wagnerism
  • Publsiher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 15 September 2020
  • ISBN : 9780374285937
  • Pages : 816 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Wagnerism written by Alex Ross which was release on 15 September 2020, this book published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Alex Ross, renowned New Yorker music critic and author of the international bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Rest Is Noise, reveals how Richard Wagner became the proving ground for modern art and politics—an aesthetic war zone where the Western world wrestled with its capacity for beauty and violence. For better or worse, Wagner is the most widely influential figure in the history of music. Around 1900, the phenomenon known as Wagnerism saturated European and American culture. Such colossal creations as The Ring of the Nibelung, Tristan und Isolde, and Parsifal were models of formal daring, mythmaking, erotic freedom, and mystical speculation. A mighty procession of artists, including Virginia Woolf, Thomas Mann, Paul Cézanne, Isadora Duncan, and Luis Buñuel, felt his impact. Anarchists, occultists, feminists, and gay-rights pioneers saw him as a kindred spirit. Then Adolf Hitler incorporated Wagner into the soundtrack of Nazi Germany, and the composer came to be defined by his ferocious antisemitism. His name is now almost synonymous with artistic evil. In Wagnerism, Alex Ross restores the magnificent confusion of what it means to be a Wagnerian. A pandemonium of geniuses, madmen, charlatans, and prophets do battle over Wagner’s many-sided legacy. As readers of his brilliant articles for The New Yorker have come to expect, Ross ranges thrillingly across artistic disciplines, from the architecture of Louis Sullivan to the novels of Philip K. Dick, from the Zionist writings of Theodor Herzl to the civil-rights essays of W.E.B. Du Bois, from O Pioneers! to Apocalypse Now. In many ways, Wagnerism tells a tragic tale. An artist who might have rivaled Shakespeare in universal reach is undone by an ideology of hate. Still, his shadow lingers over twenty-first century culture, his mythic motifs coursing through superhero films and fantasy fiction. Neither apologia nor condemnation, Wagnerism is a work of passionate discovery, urging us toward a more honest idea of how art acts in the world.

Wagnerism

Wagnerism
  • Author : Alex Ross
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Total pages : 816
  • ISBN : 9780374285937
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Summary : Alex Ross, renowned New Yorker music critic and author of the international bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Rest Is Noise, reveals how Richard Wagner became the proving ground for modern art and politics—an aesthetic war zone where the Western world wrestled with its capacity for beauty and violence. ...

Wagnerism

Wagnerism
  • Author : Alex Ross
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Total pages : 784
  • ISBN : 9780374285937
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Summary : Alex Ross, renowned New Yorker music critic and author of the international bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Rest Is Noise, reveals how Richard Wagner became the proving ground for modern art and politics—an aesthetic war zone where the Western world wrestled with its capacity for beauty and violence. ...

Songbooks

Songbooks
  • Author : Eric Weisbard
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-23
  • Total pages : 552
  • ISBN : 9780374285937
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Summary : In Songbooks, critic and scholar Eric Weisbard offers a critical guide to books on American popular music from William Billings's 1770 New-England Psalm-Singer to Jay-Z's 2010 memoir Decoded. Drawing on his background editing the Village Voice music section, coediting the Journal of Popular Music Studies, and organizing the Pop Conference, Weisbard connects ...

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  • Author : Alison Kinney
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-12
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780374285937
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Summary : "In times of delirious, madcap fun and political turmoil, opera fans have expressed their passion by dispatching records into the cosmos, building fairy-tale castles, and singing together through the arduous work of social justice. OPERA welcomes readers and listeners to a community full of friendship, passion, critique-and always, beautiful music"...

Twilight Man

Twilight Man
  • Author : Liz Brown
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-05-18
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780374285937
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Summary : "Twilight Man is biography, romance, and nonfiction mystery, carrying with it the bite of fiction." -- Los Angeles Review of Books “In Twilight Man, Liz Brown uncovers a noir fairytale, a new glimpse into the opulent Gilded Age empire of the Clark family.” —Bill Dedman, co-author of The New York ...

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Classical Music
  • Author : Michael Beckerman,Paul Boghossian
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2021-03-30
  • Total pages : 252
  • ISBN : 9780374285937
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Summary : This kaleidoscopic collection reflects on the multifaceted world of classical music as it advances through the twenty-first century. With insights drawn from leading composers, performers, academics, journalists, and arts administrators, special focus is placed on classical music’s defining traditions, challenges and contemporary scope. Innovative in structure and approach, the ...

The Cambridge Companion to Wagner s Der Ring des Nibelungen

The Cambridge Companion to Wagner s Der Ring des Nibelungen
  • Author : Mark Berry,Nicholas Vazsonyi
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-24
  • Total pages : 350
  • ISBN : 9780374285937
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Summary : This Companion provides an overview and in-depth analysis of Wagner's Ring using traditional critical analysis alongside more recent approaches....

The Rest Is Noise

The Rest Is Noise
  • Author : Alex Ross
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2007-10-16
  • Total pages : 640
  • ISBN : 9780374285937
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Summary : The scandal over modern music has not died down. While paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock sell for a hundred million dollars or more, shocking musical works from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring onward still send ripples of unease through audiences. At the same time, the influence of modern music ...

The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science and Art
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1888
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780374285937
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Summary : Download or read online The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art written by , published by which was released on 1888. Get The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science Art and Finance

The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science  Art  and Finance
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1888
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780374285937
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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science and Art
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1905
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780374285937
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Summary : Download or read online The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art written by , published by which was released on 1905. Get The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Schoenberg and Redemption

Schoenberg and Redemption
  • Author : Julie Brown
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06-26
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780374285937
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Summary : Schoenberg and Redemption presents a new way of understanding Schoenberg's step into atonality in 1908. Reconsidering his threshold and early atonal works, as well as his theoretical writings and a range of previously unexplored archival documents, Julie Brown argues that Schoenberg's revolutionary step was in part a response to Wagner's negative ...

Arturo Toscanini from 1915 to 1946

Arturo Toscanini from 1915 to 1946
  • Author : Harvey Sachs
  • Publisher : EDT srl
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Total pages : 150
  • ISBN : 9780374285937
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Summary : Download or read online Arturo Toscanini from 1915 to 1946 written by Harvey Sachs, published by EDT srl which was released on 1987. Get Arturo Toscanini from 1915 to 1946 Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Modernisms

Modernisms
  • Author : Peter Nicholls
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1995-08-24
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780374285937
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Summary : Introduces the reader to a wealth of literary experiment, beginning in the 19th century....

Aubrey Beardsley and British Wagnerism in the 1890s

Aubrey Beardsley and British Wagnerism in the 1890s
  • Author : Emma Sutton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9780374285937
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Summary : This volume is an interdisciplinary study of the influence of the operas, writing, and personality of Richard Wagner (1813-1883) on the work of Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898). In exploring Beardsley's often iconoclastic versions--or perversions--of Wagner's work Aubrey Beardsley and British Wagernism in the 1890s aims to investigate the role of Wagnerism ...