Wagner and Philosophy

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Allen Lane, 2000 - Music - 397 pages
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A contribution to the literature of the 19th century culture, this is a study of the close links between Wagner and the philosophy of his age. The author communicates his enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, both Wagner and Schopenhauer with clarity. In consequence, the reader is left with an improved understanding of Wagner's music, the thought of his contemporaries, and, crucially, the part played by abstract reasoning on the composer's creative life.

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Contents

FIRST THE MUSIC
7
WAGNER AS A YOUNG GERMAN
23
WAGNER THE LEFTWING
33
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About the author (2000)

Bryan Magee has had a distinguished career as a university professor, music and theater critic, member of Parliament, and author. He is well known for two popular BBC television series on philosophy. Among his internationally acclaimed books are The Story of Philosophy, The Philosophy of Schopenhauer, and Aspects of Wagner. He lives in London.

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