The Resource The philosophies of Richard Wagner, Julian Young

The philosophies of Richard Wagner, Julian Young

Label
The philosophies of Richard Wagner
Title
The philosophies of Richard Wagner
Statement of responsibility
Julian Young
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In addition to being a great composer, Richard Wagner was also an important philosopher. Julian Young begins by examining the philosophy of art and society Wagner constructs during his time as a revolutionary anarchist-communist. Modernity, Wagner argued, is to be rescued from its current anomie through the rebirth of Greek tragedy (the original Gesamtkunstwerk) in the form of the artwork of the future," an artwork of which his own operas are the prototype. Young then examines the entirely different philosophy Wagner constructs after his 1854 conversion from Hegelian optimism to Schopenhauerian pessimism. Redemption now becomes, not a future utopia in this world, but rather transfigured existence in another world, attainable only through death. Viewing Wagner's operas through the lens of his philosophy, the book offers often novel interpretations of Lohengrin, The Ring cycle, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger, and Parsifal. Finally, Young dresses the cause of Friedrich Nietzsche's transformation from Wagner's intimate friend and disciple into his most savage critic. Nietzsche's fundamental accusation, it is argued, is one of betrayal: that Wagner betrayed his early, life affirming philosophy of art and life in favor of life-denial." Nietzsche's assertion and the final conclusion of the book is that our task, now, is to become better Wagnerians than Wagner."--GoodReads.com
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Young, Julian
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.W19
LC item number
Y68 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Philosophy
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Musikphilosophie
  • Filosofi
  • Musikfilosofi
  • Tonsättare
Label
The philosophies of Richard Wagner, Julian Young
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-143) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Early Wagner: The way we are now -- The Greek ideal -- The death of art -- The artwork of the future : exploratory questions. -- II. Later Wagner: Schopenhauer -- Wagner's appropriation of Schopenhauer -- Wagner's final thoughts. -- Epilogue: Wagner and Nietzsche
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 149 pages
Isbn
9780739199947
Lccn
2014946132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (OCoLC)883647152
  • (OCoLC)ocn883647152
Label
The philosophies of Richard Wagner, Julian Young
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-143) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Early Wagner: The way we are now -- The Greek ideal -- The death of art -- The artwork of the future : exploratory questions. -- II. Later Wagner: Schopenhauer -- Wagner's appropriation of Schopenhauer -- Wagner's final thoughts. -- Epilogue: Wagner and Nietzsche
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 149 pages
Isbn
9780739199947
Lccn
2014946132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (OCoLC)883647152
  • (OCoLC)ocn883647152

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