Introducing Wagner: A Graphic Guide

Introducing Wagner: A Graphic Guide

Michael White, Kevin Scott
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Author:  Michael White, Kevin Scott
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  176
Publisher:  Icon Books Ltd
Year:  2013
ISBN:  9781848315099

Wagner's operatic works rank with the supreme achievements of western culture. But acceptance of Wagner's musical genius is tempered by feelings of misgiving and many believe the composer's underlying ideas to be indefensible. A self-styled social revolutionary, Wagner thought the world could be redeemed through vegetarianism and Aryan philosophy.

Introducing Wagner: A Graphic Guide separates the composer's art from the ideas and the arrogant destructive personal behaviour of the man.