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Richard Wagner and the anti-Semitic imagination

by Marc A. Weiner

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Published by University of Nebraska Press in Lincoln .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883 -- Symbolism,
  • Antisemitism,
  • Body, Human, in literature

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMarc A. Weiner ; with a new postscript by the author.
    SeriesTexts and contexts ;, v. 12
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML410.W19 W23 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 447 p. :
    Number of Pages447
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL751396M
    ISBN 100803297920, 0803247753
    LC Control Number97145806

    Richard Wagner and the Anti-Semitic Imagination. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, xii + pp. $, cloth, ISBN Reviewed by Lisa Norris Published on H-Judaic (September, ) Marc A. Weiner's Richard Wagner and the Anti-Semitic Imagination is .   That book was a very convincing, and highly readable and entertaining apologia; but then I read Marc Wiener's Richard Wagner and the Anti-Semitic Imagination.

    Get this from a library! Richard Wagner and the anti-Semitic imagination. [Marc A Weiner] -- This book addresses one of the most hotly contested debates in contemporary cultural life: the question of how anti-Semitism figures in the operas of Richard Wagner. Until now, scholars have. "Das Judenthum in der Musik" (German for "Jewishness in Music", but normally translated Judaism in Music; spelled after its first publications, according to modern German spelling practice, as ‘Judentum’) is an essay by Richard Wagner which attacks Jews in general and the composers Giacomo Meyerbeer and Felix Mendelssohn in particular.

    If there was no Richard Wagner, there would be no Adolf Hitler. Marc A. Weiner, Richard Wagner and the Anti-Semitic Imagination (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, ), Houston Stewart Chamberlain is a British born author who wrote books about political philosophy, natural science and Richard Wagner. Jewish Dwarfs and Teutonic Gods. Marc A. Weiner's Richard Wagner and the Anti-Semitic Imagination is an important study, accessible not only to musicologists but also to scholars in a variety of fields related to cultural and intellectual history. It has long been known that Wagner was an extreme anti-Semite, but what to do with this knowledge has consternated scholars for years.


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After reading Das Judenthum in der Musik, there is no doubt that Wagner was an Anti-Semite. This book argues that those ideas that are present in the essay that he wrote under his name, are also present in his musical dramas. This book does a great job presenting the evidence at hand, and has a strong argument.

I recommend reading it!Cited by: "Nobody in their right mind denies that Wagner was an anti-Semite, and a virulent one at that.

But is there actual evidence of anti-Semitism in the works themselves. Weiner's brilliant book. 'Nobody in their right mind denies that Wagner was an anti-Semite, and a virulent one at that. But is there actual evidence of anti-Semitism in the works themselves. Weiner's brilliant book gathers the evidence more meticulously and comprehensively than any has done before, and is essential reading' - Barry Millington, Opera.3/5(5).

"Richard Wagner's antisemitism throws a considerable shadow over his person and his work," Eger states in his introduction to the exhibition: "There are expressions used by him which could have been attributed to the National Socialist violently anti-Semitic Der Stürmer and which are used today to brand him as a proponent of the Holocaust.

Buy Richard Wagner and the Anti-Semitic Imagination (Texts and Contexts) by Weiner, Marc A. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 5.

Such Wagnerian characters as Mime, Alberich, Hagen, Klingsor, Kundry, and Beckmesser can be interpreted as Jewish caricatures, argues Marc A.

Weiner in his book “Richard Wagner and the Anti-Semitic. Richard Wagner was famous for both his complex operas, such as the four-part, hour Ring Cycle, as well as for his anti-semitic writings, which, posthumously, made him a favorite of Adolf Hitler.

Join Leon Botstein (President of Bard College and music director and principal conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra), David J. Levin (University of Chicago), Kenneth Reinhard (UCLA), andMarc A. Weiner (author of Richard Wagner and the Anti-Semitic Imagination and Professor of Germanic Studies at Indiana University) in a discussion of.

At the opposite extreme is the American Marc Weiner, who in his book, ''Richard Wagner and the Anti-Semitic Imagination,'' portrays the Jew. Synopsis "This book addresses one of the most hotly contested debates in contemporary cultural life: the question of how anti-Semitism figures in the operas of Richard Wagner.

Until now, scholars have generally acknowledged Wagner's anti-Semitism but have argued that it. Marc A. Weiner – Richard Wagner and the Anti-Semitic Imagination ‚Nobody in their right mind denies that Wagner was an anti-Semite, and a virulent one at that.

But is there actual evidence of anti-Semitism in the works themselves. Weiner did a great job. wagnerites normally dismiss the allegations of anti-semitism, using the old hat about music as pure art.

wagner is a proto-nazi and racist when writing, but a /5. Marc Weiner, in his book Richard Wagner and the Anti-Semitic Imagination, finds anti-Semitic representations all over the place: beyond Beckmesser, he adds Mime, Alberich, the Niebelungens, Hagen, the Dutchman, Kundry, and Klingsor as all having Jewish representations via the iconography of bodily images.

Wagner notoriously believed that music could be “Jewish,” and indeed he used the title Jewishness in Music (Das Judentum in der Musik) for the most influential of all his anti-Semitic essays.

But he was, we are often assured, simply wrong about that, as he was about many things. This then constitutes the substantial background from which Marc Weiner has shaped a formidable and disturbing thesis in his book, Richard Wagner and the Anti-Semitic Imagination.

He links Wagner's writings and activities with the representation of leading characters in his music dramas, particularly in Die Meistersinger, Der Ring des. The Anti-Semitic Intention of The Ring of the Nibelung: An Evaluation of Jewish Culture and Wagner’s Dwarven Characters Through his own notes and letters, the anti-Semitic beliefs of composer Richard Wagner are both articulate and vehement.

The problem is that Wagner was strongly anti-Semitic and devoted to a German nationalist sentiment which would later flower into Hitler and Nazism. So I don’t think it’s simply a matter of guilt-by-association (Hitler liked Wagner, therefore Wagner must be bad). The fact is that Wagner believed some bad things himself.

Richard Wagner and the anti-Semitic imagination (Book, ) [] Get this from a library. Richard Wagner and the anti-Semitic imagination.

With his study Richard Wagner and the Anti-Semitic Imagination, Marc Weiner places himself squarely in the center of one of the most heated debates surrounding contemporary Wagner scholarship—namely the issue of the [End Page ] relationship between Wagner’s anti-Semitism, as expressed in his social theoretical essays, and his musical dramatic works.

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