In Henderson the Rain King, the titular Eugene Henderson, despite his worldly success, is tormented by an inner voice crying out “I want, I want, I want.”
Results for "gesamtkunstwerk"
June 21, 2021 James J. O'Meara
Pierre the Frog: The Art of the Club
August 11, 2020 Nicholas R. Jeelvy 6 comments
Joe’s (Wagnerian) Garage
2,519 words As you can see. . . girls, music, disease, heartbreak. . . they all go together. . . About three months ago, I was asked to give one of those “four recommendations” type interviews for an eminent publication (an old buddy’s blog) in the old country.
May 12, 2020 Scott Weisswald 1 comment
Concept Albums as Gesamtkunstwerke
1,496 words Trahndorff-by-way-of-Wagner’s concept, Gesamtkunstwerk, refers to a work of art that incorporates all of art’s mediums in its final incarnation. The word in German literally means “altogether artwork.” Wagner’s later operas are often cited as approaching the realization of this ideal, and modern cinema is often evaluated upon this concept or used as a […]
4,445 words Why does Scruton not examine the role of Melot in Death-Devoted Heart more closely? Tristan und Isolde echoes themes from Romeo and Juliet and Othello, so it is unlikely that Wagner did not have both plays in mind when he composed his opera. The Othello theme is especially clear in the regrets expressed […]
5,223 words Sir Roger Scruton, who died of cancer on January 12th, 2020 at the age of seventy-five, wrote more than fifty books, was the editor of the conservative publication The Salisbury Review, and in his final years was briefly chairman — dismissed and subsequently reinstated — of the Conservative Government’s “Building Better, Building Beautiful […]
January 23, 2019 Quintilian 4 comments
Masterpieces of Aryan Music 1
Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen
3,117 words Richard Wagner (1813-1883) was the most influential composer of the nineteenth century and one of the most influential composers in the history of Western art music.
November 9, 2018 Alex Graham 2 comments
Stanisław Wyspiański’s Wawel Plays
2,302 words Stanisław Wyspiański Acropolis: The Wawel Plays Translated by Charles S. Kraszewski London: Glagoslav Publications, 2017 Stanisław Wyspiański was a Polish dramatist, painter, and poet and is widely regarded as the father of modern Polish theatre. He was a central figure in the Young Poland movement.
October 22, 2018 Alex Graham 16 comments
Classics in an Age of Confusion
2,507 words Donna Zuckerberg Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018 Homer The Odyssey Translated by Emily Wilson New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2017
September 15, 2018 John Morgan 25 comments
Resistance is Futile:
Laibach & the Lviv Philharmonic in Ljubljana, 2018
3,128 words / 20:43 To listen in a player, click here. To download the mp3, right-click here and choose “save link as” or “save target as.” To subscribe to the CC podcast RSS feed, click here. When I discovered that the Slovene fascist/Communist/anarchist (depending on who you ask) band and art project Laibach was going […]
May 23, 2018 James J. O'Meara 3 comments
The Bayreuth of Hobo Pythagoreanism:
The University of Washington’s Harry Partch Festival
3,605 words The sounds are strange to the Western ear, but undeniably, humanly compelling — a fact borne out by the hundreds of people who flock to Seattle from far flung locales just to hear these instruments.
March 14, 2018 Alex Graham 1 comment
Hans Pfitzner’s Palestrina
1,693 words Hans Pfitzner Palestrina Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, conducted by Rafael Kubelík Deutsche Grammophon, 1989 Hans Pfitzner’s Palestrina is one of the unsung masterpieces of twentieth-century opera.
March 2, 2018 John Morgan 14 comments
Kraftwerk on Tour in 2018
6,221 words Audio version: To listen in a player, use the one above or click here. To download the mp3, right-click here and choose “save link as” or “save target as.” To subscribe to the CC podcast RSS feed, click here.