Wagnerism

Book Wagnerism Cover

Download book entitled Wagnerism by Alex Ross and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Read Wagnerism book directly from your devices anywhere anytime. Click Download Book button to get book file. Read some info about this book below.

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 15 September 2020
  • ISBN : 9781429944540
  • Page : 784 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 voters

Wagnerism Book PDF summary

Alex Ross, renowned New Yorker music critic and author of the international bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Rest Is Noise, reveals how Richard Wagner became the proving ground for modern art and politics—an aesthetic war zone where the Western world wrestled with its capacity for beauty and violence. For better or worse, Wagner is the most widely influential figure in the history of music. Around 1900, the phenomenon known as Wagnerism saturated European and American culture. Such colossal creations as The Ring of the Nibelung, Tristan und Isolde, and Parsifal were models of formal daring, mythmaking, erotic freedom, and mystical speculation. A mighty procession of artists, including Virginia Woolf, Thomas Mann, Paul Cézanne, Isadora Duncan, and Luis Buñuel, felt his impact. Anarchists, occultists, feminists, and gay-rights pioneers saw him as a kindred spirit. Then Adolf Hitler incorporated Wagner into the soundtrack of Nazi Germany, and the composer came to be defined by his ferocious antisemitism. For many, his name is now almost synonymous with artistic evil. In Wagnerism, Alex Ross restores the magnificent confusion of what it means to be a Wagnerian. A pandemonium of geniuses, madmen, charlatans, and prophets do battle over Wagner’s many-sided legacy. As readers of his brilliant articles for The New Yorker have come to expect, Ross ranges thrillingly across artistic disciplines, from the architecture of Louis Sullivan to the novels of Philip K. Dick, from the Zionist writings of Theodor Herzl to the civil-rights essays of W.E.B. Du Bois, from O Pioneers! to Apocalypse Now. In many ways, Wagnerism tells a tragic tale. An artist who might have rivaled Shakespeare in universal reach is undone by an ideology of hate. Still, his shadow lingers over twenty-first century culture, his mythic motifs coursing through superhero films and fantasy fiction. Neither apologia nor condemnation, Wagnerism is a work of passionate discovery, urging us toward a more honest idea of how art acts in the world.

DOWNLOAD BOOK

Wagnerism

Wagnerism
  • Author : Alex Ross
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • ISBN : 9781429944540
DOWNLOAD BOOKWagnerism

Alex Ross, renowned New Yorker music critic and author of the international bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Rest Is Noise, reveals how Richard Wagner became the proving ground for modern art and politics—an aesthetic war zone where the Western world wrestled with its capacity for beauty and violence. For better or worse, Wagner is the most widely influential figure in the history of music. Around 1900, the phenomenon known as Wagnerism saturated European and American culture. Such colossal creations

Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music

Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music
  • Author : Alex Ross
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • ISBN : 9780007518517
DOWNLOAD BOOKWagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music

’An absolutely masterly work’ Stephen Fry Alex Ross, renowned author of the international bestseller The Rest Is Noise, reveals how Richard Wagner became the proving ground for modern art and politics—an aesthetic war zone where the Western world wrestled with its capacity for beauty and violence.

Wagnerism

Wagnerism
  • Author : Alex Ross
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • ISBN : 9781429944540
DOWNLOAD BOOKWagnerism

Alex Ross, renowned New Yorker music critic and author of the international bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Rest Is Noise, reveals how Richard Wagner became the proving ground for modern art and politics—an aesthetic war zone where the Western world wrestled with its capacity for beauty and violence. For better or worse, Wagner is the most widely influential figure in the history of music. Around 1900, the phenomenon known as Wagnerism saturated European and American culture. Such colossal creations

Listen to This

Listen to This
  • Author : Alex Ross
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2010-09-28
  • ISBN : 1429977612
DOWNLOAD BOOKListen to This

One of The Telegraph's Best Music Books 2011 Alex Ross's award-winning international bestseller, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, has become a contemporary classic, establishing Ross as one of our most popular and acclaimed cultural historians. Listen to This, which takes its title from a beloved 2004 essay in which Ross describes his late-blooming discovery of pop music, showcases the best of his writing from more than a decade at The New Yorker. These pieces, dedicated to classical and

The Rest Is Noise

The Rest Is Noise
  • Author : Alex Ross
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2007-10-16
  • ISBN : 9781429932882
DOWNLOAD BOOKThe Rest Is Noise

Winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book of the Year Time magazine Top Ten Nonfiction Book of 2007 Newsweek Favorite Books of 2007 A Washington Post Book World Best Book of 2007 In this sweeping and dramatic narrative, Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker, weaves together the histories of the twentieth century and its music, from Vienna before the First World War to Paris in the twenties; from Hitler's

Mozart

Mozart
  • Author : Jan Swafford
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-12-08
  • ISBN : 9780062433596
DOWNLOAD BOOKMozart

From the acclaimed composer and biographer Jan Swafford comes the definitive biography of one of the most lauded musical geniuses in history, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. At the earliest ages it was apparent that Wolfgang Mozart’s singular imagination was at work in every direction. He hated to be bored and hated to be idle, and through his life he responded to these threats with a repertoire of antidotes mental and physical. Whether in his rabidly obscene mode or not, Mozart

Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light, 100 Art Writings 1988–2018

Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light, 100 Art Writings 1988–2018
  • Author : Peter Schjeldahl
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • ISBN : 9781683355298
DOWNLOAD BOOKHot, Cold, Heavy, Light, 100 Art Writings 1988–2018

100 key writings from spanning across thirty years of the acclaimed New Yorker art critic’s career. Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light collects 100 key writings by Peter Schjeldahl spinning thirty years, his last twenty as the art critic of the New Yorker. In this unfailingly lucid guide to an art world in constant, dramatic flux, Schjeldahl addresses new artists and Old Masters with the same pitch of acuity, empathy, and wit. No other writer enhances the reader’s experience of art in

Richard Wagner and His World

Richard Wagner and His World
  • Author : Thomas S. Grey
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-27
  • ISBN : 9781400831784
DOWNLOAD BOOKRichard Wagner and His World

Richard Wagner (1813-1883) aimed to be more than just a composer. He set out to redefine opera as a "total work of art" combining the highest aspirations of drama, poetry, the symphony, the visual arts, even religion and philosophy. Equally celebrated and vilified in his own time, Wagner continues to provoke debate today regarding his political legacy as well as his music and aesthetic theories. Wagner and His World examines his works in their intellectual and cultural contexts. Seven original