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By Stephen McClatchie

ISBN-10: 0585308985

ISBN-13: 9780585308982

ISBN-10: 1580460232

ISBN-13: 9781580460231

The paintings of the Wagnerian theorist and analyst Alfred Lorenz (1869-1939) has had a profound effect upon either Wagnerian scholarship and song research within the 20th century, and but it hasn't ever been adequately evaluated. reading Wagner's Operas outlines the origins and improvement of the expressive aesthetic in writings by means of Wagner and others, in addition to in early-twentieth-century theories of musical shape, and it considers Lorenz's paintings and contributions during this gentle. The publication additionally hopes to teach, to the level attainable, the place Lorenz's paintings acted as a type of "musical metaphor" for German nationalist ideology throughout the Nazi period.

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Lorenz makes much the same point in the article referred to in note 89 and in "Musikwissenschaft im Aufbau," Zeitschrift für Musik 106 (April 1939): 36770. In the latter article he calls for an investigation of the racial bases of music, and speaks disparagingly of (footnote continued on next page) < previous page page_20 next page > < previous page page_21 next page > Page 21 the two most influential philosophical systems of the era, that of Schopenhauer and of Nietzsche, and the tendency to reduce everything to matters of race and genealogy finds its roots in such biological and genealogical theories of historical explanation as those developed by Ottokar Lorenz.

1: 333. 13 While Wagner must have been pleased by Schopenhauer's portrayal of music as the highest of all the arts, Schopenhauer's discussion of the function of art would have resonated at another level. A self-occupied (or preoccupied) composer like Wagner could not help but see himself and his work in Schopenhauer's discussion of music and its effect. Schopenhauer argues that through intellect or reason, it is possible to escape the evil of endless willing and rise above the world of will. One must see things without subjectivity or personal interest, as objects of understanding as opposed to objects of desire.

92. Lorenz makes much the same point in the article referred to in note 89 and in "Musikwissenschaft im Aufbau," Zeitschrift für Musik 106 (April 1939): 36770. In the latter article he calls for an investigation of the racial bases of music, and speaks disparagingly of (footnote continued on next page) < previous page page_20 next page > < previous page page_21 next page > Page 21 the two most influential philosophical systems of the era, that of Schopenhauer and of Nietzsche, and the tendency to reduce everything to matters of race and genealogy finds its roots in such biological and genealogical theories of historical explanation as those developed by Ottokar Lorenz.

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