Wagner : race and revolution / Paul Lawrence Rose.

It has long been acknowledged that Richard Wagner was a virulent anti-Semite, yet the composer has also been characterized as an idealistic revolutionary. In this fascinating book, Paul Lawrence Rose argues that for Wagner, as for many other Germans, the idea of revolution always contained a racial...

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Main Author: Rose, Paul Lawrence (Author)
Corporate Author: Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [1992]
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Summary:It has long been acknowledged that Richard Wagner was a virulent anti-Semite, yet the composer has also been characterized as an idealistic revolutionary. In this fascinating book, Paul Lawrence Rose argues that for Wagner, as for many other Germans, the idea of revolution always contained a racial and antisemitic core. He offers fresh and stimulating interpretations of Wagner's music based on an analysis of their revolutionary and anti-Semitic elements.
Physical Description:x, 246 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-234) and index.
ISBN:0300051824
9780300051827