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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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction, The problem : the two Wagners
  • The German revolution and the birth of a new antisemitism. Fichte's legacy ; Fichte's heirs
  • Wagner's early revolutionism, 1813-47. The young German ; The Romantic nationalist ; The young Hegelian ; The Heinean ; A normal revolutionary antisemite
  • Wagner turns on Meyerbeer : the Struensee and Rienzi scandals of 1847. 'An alien element in German literary life' ; 'The tendency of the time to sink into utter worthlessness'
  • An epiphany : Revolutionism and antisemitism 1848-9. The revolutionary faith : Jesus and 'Judaism' ; Revolutionaries : Feuerbach, Röckel, Bakunin, Proudhon ; Race and revolutionism in the Ring
  • Revolutionary antisemitism 1849-50 : 'Judaism in music'. Meyerbeer and Paris revisited, 1849-50 ; 'Judaism in music'
  • A new dream of revolution 1850-64 : Schopenhauer and Aryan Christianity
  • A new German politics 1864-76 : German culture and German politics
  • Apologizing for Wagner : Wagner's Jewish friends and the antisemitic petition. The 'house-jews' : Levi, Tausig, Rubinstein ; The breaking of Berthold Auerbach ; The antisemitic petition and Angelo Neumann
  • Regeneration and redemption 1876-83. Race and regeneration : Darwin, Gleizès and Gobineau ; Aryan Christianity in the regeneration writings ; Parsifal and the racial revolution
  • Looking back. An operatic career ; A revolutionary career
  • Looking forward. Revolutionary destruction, revolutionary redemption ; The revolutionary racial redeemer
  • Appendix A, Berthold Auerbach : 'Richard Wagner and the self-respect of the Jews'
  • Appendix B, Wagner in Israel.