Unformatted text preview: Wagner essay: Primary source for exam: Why did we read it? What is significant? o Excerpt from larger document and harder to follow as an excerpt. o Emancipation of the Jews during this time (1850’s)— dissention in culture because Jews were integrated o Wagner important because he introduces inherently flawed in Jewish artwork, music, and writings. He introduces anti-semitism into culture. .it is natural to feel a repellence towards the jews—there is something flawed about this work o Wagner was a very anti Semitic man and was a very known person. Wrote this after Mendelson died, and the fact that mendelson wanted to go back to traditional writing and Wagner didn’t and hated this—Jews return to classical music and don’t produce anything new, but contradicts when they say Jews produce weird new stuff—too modern. .? Sometimes things don’t make sense and there is no rational way to explain it, many contradictions....
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2008 for the course JS 211g taught by Professor Gillerman during the Spring '07 term at USC.
- Spring '07