Aspects of Wagner

ISBN-10: 0192840126
ISBN-13: 9780192840127
Edition: 2nd 1988 (Revised)
Authors: Bryan Magee
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/10/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.132
Language: English

The man whom W.H. Auden called `perhaps the greatest genius that ever lived' has inspired extremes of adulation and loathing. In this penetrating analysis, Bryan Magee outlines the range and depth of Wagner's achievement, and shows how his sensational and erotic music expresses the repressed and highly charged contents of the psyche. He also examines Wagner's detailed stage directions, and the prose works in which he formulated his ideas, and sheds interesting new light on his anti-semitism. This new edition has been extensively revised. It includes a fresh chapter, `Wagner as Music'.

Bryan Magee has had a distinguished career as a university professor, music and theater critic, member of Parliament, and author. He is well known for two popular BBC television series on philosophy. Among his internationally acclaimed books are The Story of Philosophy, The Philosophy of Schopenhauer, and Aspects of Wagner. He lives in London.

Wagner's Theory of Opera
Jews--Not Least in Music
Wagnerolatry
The Influence of Wagner
Wagner in Performance
Wagner as Music
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