Rarely has anyone in the history of Western culture stirred up such deep, contrary, and enduring passions as Richard Wagner. A proposal to perform his work ignites controversy in Israel. Wagner's The Ride of the Valkyries blares from helicopters slicing the air of Apocalypse Now . His name leads a list of Germany's spiritual heroes against a flaming backdrop in Anselm Kiefer's largest work. Idolized by Nietzsche, appropriated by Hitler, defended by writers from Mann to Adorno, emulated by countless composers, interpreted ...

Wagner Handbook 1982, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674945302

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