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Written in exile from Germany, this potent study of Europe's most controversial composer explodes the frontiers of musical and cultural analysis. ...Show synopsisWritten in exile from Germany, this potent study of Europe's most controversial composer explodes the frontiers of musical and cultural analysis. Measuring key elements of Wagner's oeuvre with patent musical dexterity, Adorno sheds light on a nineteenth-century bourgeois figure whose operas betray the social gestures and high-culture fantasies that helped plant the seeds of the modern Culture Industry.Hide synopsis
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Description:Near Fine. 0860917967. Top outer corner of back cover dog-eared;...Near Fine. 0860917967. Top outer corner of back cover dog-eared; otherwise, without fault.; Verso Modern Classics; 0.25 x 8.5 x 5.5 Inches; 159 pages; This new edition includes a lengthy foreword by Slavoj Zizek, entitled "Why is Wagner worth saving? " Richard Wagner's works are among the most controversial in the history of European musicóbecause of their powerful aesthetic qualities and, in wider political terms, because of their eventual assimilation into the official culture of the Third Reich. This concise synoptic account by the most brilliant exponent of Frankfurt School Marxism subtly interweaves these artistic and ideological qualities. It provides deft musicological analyses of Wagner's scores and of his compositional techniques, orchestration and staging methods, quoting copiously from the music dramas themselves. At the same time it offers incisive reflections on Wagner's social character and the ideological impulses of his artistic activity.
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