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In addition to being a very good composer, Richard Wagner used to be additionally a huge thinker. Julian younger starts off by means of studying the philosophy of artwork 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 throughout 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.

Young then examines the totally varied philosophy Wagner constructs after his 1854 conversion from Hegelian optimism to Schopenhauerian pessimism. “Redemption” now turns into, no longer a destiny utopia during this global, yet really “transfigured” life in one other international, possible basically via loss of life. Viewing Wagner’s operas during the lens of his philosophy, the publication deals frequently novel interpretations of Lohengrin, The Ring cycle, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger, and Parsifal.

Finally, younger attire the reason for Friedrich Nietzsche’s transformation from Wagner’s intimate buddy and disciple into his such a lot savage critic. Nietzsche’s primary accusation, it's argued, is considered one of betrayal: that Wagner betrayed his early, “life asserting” philosophy of paintings and existence in desire of “life-denial." Nietzsche’s statement and the ultimate end of the ebook is that our activity, now, is to “become greater Wagnerians than Wagner.”

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