Richard Wagner: The Man, the Music, the Vicious Anti-Semite

Date
Event Time
6:30 PM
Cost
$30
Instructor
Blady, Ken
Location
AJU's Familian Campus

15600 Mulholland Drive
Bel Air, 90077 

Event Details
In this biographical sketch, we will explore the following themes: The composer’s early life: family, friends, enemies, debts, politics; His controversial essay, Das Judentum in der Musik; From adulation to animus: His relationship with Jewish composer Giacomo Meyerbeer; Wagner’s Jewish friends, proteges and significant others: Levi, Tausig, Rubinstein, Porges; Wagner’s racial antisemitism; Nietzsche on Wagner’s Jew hatred; ”He was a Prophet of Nazism”: Gottfreid Wagner’s “demonumentalizing” of his great-grandfather; The controversy of banning Wagner in Israel.
Event Contact
Contact Name
Whizin Center for Continuing Education
Phone Number
(310) 440-1572
Email
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