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Beyond Reason: Wagner contra Nietzsche by Karol Berger

By Karol Berger

Beyond Reason relates Wagner’s works to the philosophical and cultural rules of his time, centering at the 4 song dramas he created within the moment 1/2 his career: Der Ring des NibelungenTristan und IsoldeDie Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Parsifal. Karol Berger seeks to penetrate the “secret” of large-scale shape in Wagner’s tune dramas and to reply to these critics, such a lot prominently Nietzsche, who condemned Wagner for his putative lack of ability to weld small expressive gestures into better wholes. prepared by way of person opera, this is often crucial interpreting for either musicologists and Wagner experts.

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