Quantity:
Ships from/sold by Buy.com
See All Buying Options
advertisement

The Tristan Chord Wagner and Philosophy (Paperback)

Author:  Bryan Magee
Earn Super Points: Write a Review
37%
OFF
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
The Tristan Chord Magee, Bryan 1 of 1
$21.00
(Save 37%)
Today
$13.21 + $3.35 SHIPPING
EARN 14 RAKUTEN SUPER POINTS™ Super Points
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: Paperback
Condition:  Brand New
In Stock: Usually Ships within 24 hours
Very few left In Stock! Order soon -- product may sell out.
2 New
from
$13.21
See all sellers
45 day return policy
Share

Product Details:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 080507189X
ISBN-13: 9780805071894
Sku: 30977859
Publish Date: 10/1/2002
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 5.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  424
Age Range:  NA
See more in Composers & Musicians
 
A provocative portrait of the master of musical innovation and theatrical brilliance, whose devotees have ranged from Proust to Hitler, delves into the many influences, intellectual pursuits, and philosophical foundations behind his art, revealing the true nature of this great composer. Reprint. 12,500 first printing. *Author: Magee, Bryan *Subtitle: Wagner and Philosophy *Publication Date: 2002/10/01 *Number of Pages: 416 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 9.25
From the Publisher:
A provocative portrait of the master of musical innovation and theatrical brilliance, whose devotees have ranged from Proust to Hitler, delves into the many influences, intellectual pursuits, and philosophical foundations behind his art, revealing the true nature of this great composer.
Richard Wagner's devotees have ranged from the subtlest minds (Proust) to the most brutal (Hitler). The enduring fascination with his works arises not only from his singular fusion of musical innovation and theatrical daring, but also from his largely overlooked engagement with the boldest investigations of modern philosophy. In this radically clarifying book, Bryan Magee traces Wagner's intellectual quests, from his youthful embrace of revolutionary socialism to the near-Buddhist resignation of his final years. Magee shows how abstract thought can permeate music and stimulate creations of great power and beauty. And he unflinchingly confronts the Wagner whose paranoia, egocentricity, and anti-Semitism are as repugnant as his achievements are glorious.

At once a biography of the composer, an overview of his times, and an exploration of the intellectual and technical aspects of music, Magee's lucid study offers the best explanation of W. H. Auden's judgment that Wagner, for all his notoriety, was "perhaps the greatest genius that ever lived."
Product Attributes
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0424
Product attributePublisher:   Picador USA
Advertisement Bottom
BloomReach Content