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The Resource Wagnerism : art and politics in the shadow of music, Alex Ross

Wagnerism : art and politics in the shadow of music, Alex Ross

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Wagnerism : art and politics in the shadow of music
Title
Wagnerism
Title remainder
art and politics in the shadow of music
Statement of responsibility
Alex Ross
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Author
Narrator
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Language
eng
Summary
This program is read by the author, and includes excerpts from Richard Wagner's musical compositions throughout. 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. A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Accompanying matter
technical information on music
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1968-
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Ross, Alex
Dewey number
  • 782.1092
  • B
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Opera
  • Opera
  • Music and literature
  • Music and literature
  • Art and music
  • Motion pictures and music
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Wagnerism : art and politics in the shadow of music, Alex Ross
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent.
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MWT13896545
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (28hr., 21 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Isbn
9781250770110
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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digital.
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MWT13896545
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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13896545
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Wagnerism : art and politics in the shadow of music, Alex Ross
Link
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13896545
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (28hr., 21 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781250770110
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT13896545
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
13896545
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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