The Philosophies of Richard Wagner by Julian Young

By Julian Young

As well as being a very good composer, Richard Wagner was once additionally a huge thinker. Julian younger starts through studying the philosophy of paintings and society Wagner constructs in the course of his time as a innovative anarchist-communist. Modernity, Wagner argued, is to be rescued from its present anomie in the course of the rebirth of Greek tragedy (the unique Gesamtkunstwerk) within the type of the “artwork of the future," an art of which his personal operas are the prototype. younger then examines the solely diverse philosophy Wagner constructs after his 1854 conversion from Hegelian optimism to Schopenhauerian pessimism. “Redemption” now turns into, now not a destiny utopia during this global, yet relatively “transfigured” lifestyles in one other global, possible basically via demise. Viewing Wagner’s operas in the course of the lens of his philosophy, the e-book deals usually novel interpretations of Lohengrin, the hoop cycle, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger, and Parsifal. eventually, younger attire the reason for Friedrich Nietzsche’s transformation from Wagner’s intimate pal and disciple into his so much savage critic. Nietzsche’s basic accusation, it truly is argued, is one in every of betrayal: that Wagner betrayed his early, “life affirming” philosophy of artwork and lifestyles in desire of “life-denial." Nietzsche’s statement and the ultimate end of the publication is that our activity, now, is to “become larger Wagnerians than Wagner.”

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