The Ring of Truth

The Wisdom of Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung
Author: Roger Scruton
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241188563
Category: Music
Page: 368
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Richard Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung is one of the greatest works of art created in modern times, and has fascinated both critics and devotees for over a century and a half. No recent study has examined the meaning of Wagner's masterpiece with the attention to detail and intellectual power that Roger Scruton brings to it in this inspiring account. The Ring of Truth is an exploration of the drama, music, symbolism and philosophy of the Ring from a writer whose knowledge and understanding of the Western musical tradition are the equal of his capacities as a philosopher. Scruton shows how, through musical connections and brilliant dramatic strokes, Wagner is able to express truths about the human condition which few other creative artists have been able to convey so convincingly. For Wagner, writes Scruton, the task of art is to 'show us freedom in its immediate, contingent, human form, reminding us of what it means to us. Even if we live in a world from which gods and heroes have disappeared we can, by imagining them, dramatize the deep truths of our condition and renew our faith in what we are.' Love, death, sacrifice and the liberation that we win through sacrifice - these are the great themes of the Ring, as they are of this book. Scruton's passionate and moving interpretation allows us to understand more fully than ever how Wagner conveys his ideas about who we are, and why the Ring continues to be such a hypnotically absorbing work.

Der Ring des Nibelungen


Author: Herbert Huber
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3050082755
Category: Art
Page: N.A
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Der Letzte der Titanen

Richard Wagners Leben und Werk
Author: Joachim Köhler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Composers
Page: 870
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Ich trinke, also bin ich

Eine philosophische Verführung zum Wein
Author: Roger Scruton
Publisher: Diederichs Verlag
ISBN: 3641050448
Category: Philosophy
Page: 288
View: 5694
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Jeder kennt das Sprichwort „in vino veritas“ (Im Wein liegt Wahrheit). Aber welche Wahrheit ist damit gemeint? Der renommierte Philosophieprofessor Roger Scruton ist dieser Frage in seinem neuen Buch nachgegangen. Wein - in der richtigen Stimmung und Dosis zelebriert – ist nicht nur eine Wohltat für die Seele, sondern auch ein Stimulans für freies Denken. Die alten Griechen wussten nur zu gut um diesen Zusammenhang. Guter Wein ist ein Elixier für gute Gespräche. Kein Geringerer als Platon hat es eindrucksvoll beschrieben: Wein versetzt den Menschen in einen Zustand der Offenheit und Selbstgewissheit, den ihm nüchtern wohl nie zuteil würde. Ein Lobpreis des Rebsaftes und obendrein die Geschichte jener ewigen Liaison zwischen Denkern und Flaschen - von den dionysischen Hellenen bis zum badischen Tiefgeist Martin Heidegger.

Der Magier von Bayreuth

Richard Wagner - sein Werk und seine Welt
Author: Barry Millington
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783863120290
Category:
Page: 320
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Götterdämmerung


Author: Richard Wagner
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849681203
Category: Music
Page: 100
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Götterdämmerung von Richard Wagner wurde 1876 in Bayreuth uraufgeführt. Neben dem Libretto der Oper enthält dieser Band eine Abhandlung zur Geschichte der Oper im Allgemeinen, sowie eine Inhaltsangabe.

Vox Populi

The Perils and Promises of Populism
Author: Roger Kimball
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594039585
Category: Philosophy
Page: 202
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The rise of populist movements across the political spectrum poses a vital question: what role should populism play in modern democracy? In ten trenchant essays, the writers of The New Criterion examine the perils and promises of populism in Vox Populi, a new collection that marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of this critical journal. Beginning with a reflection on the problems of populism for American conservatism (George H. Nash), the essays expound broadly and deeply on populist unrest—the populist revolts of ancient Rome (Barry Strauss), the rise of popular referenda and the Brexit vote (Daniel Hannan), American populism and the legacy of H. L. Mencken (Fred Siegel), populism and the Founders’ generation (James Piereson), populism and identity (Roger Scruton), populism around the world (Andrew C. McCarthy), the birth of a new American populist movement (Victor Davis Hanson), and populism’s historical impact on the American party system (Conrad Black). The book concludes with a discussion of the struggle to keep government in the hands of a free people (Roger Kimball). Just what perils and promises are found in populist ferment may be the question of our age. Taken together, these ten essays consider “the voice of the people” in the light of history, in a collection that only The New Criterion could assemble.

Götterdämmerung


Author: Richard Wagner,Richard Kleinmichel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783742834980
Category:
Page: 348
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Gotterdammerung ist ein unveranderter, hochwertiger Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1880. Hansebooks ist Herausgeber von Literatur zu unterschiedlichen Themengebieten wie Forschung und Wissenschaft, Reisen und Expeditionen, Kochen und Ernahrung, Medizin und weiteren Genres.Der Schwerpunkt des Verlages liegt auf dem Erhalt historischer Literatur.Viele Werke historischer Schriftsteller und Wissenschaftler sind heute nur noch als Antiquitaten erhaltlich. Hansebooks verlegt diese Bucher neu und tragt damit zum Erhalt selten gewordener Literatur und historischem Wissen auch fur die Zukunft bei."

Mein Leben mit Wagner


Author: Christian Thielemann
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 340670171X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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"Ich weiß nicht mehr, was zuerst da war in meinem Leben: der Gedanke an Wagner oder der ans Dirigieren." Christian Thielemann kennt Richard Wagner wie kaum ein anderer. In diesem vielgepriesenen Buch schildert er seinen Lebensweg mit dem Komponisten von seinen Berliner Anfängen bis nach Bayreuth. Er führt persönlich durch den Kosmos der Opern und schaut in Wagners Giftküche, wo die narkotischsten Klänge der Welt gemischt wurden. Daneben lässt er uns in die Werkstatt des Dirigenten blicken: Was muss er alles beachten, wenn sich Wagners Zauber am Abend von neuem entfalten soll? Vor welchen Fallen muss er sich hüten? Und worin besteht die Einzigartigkeit von Bayreuth? Wagner wurde seit seinem Tod leidenschaftlich verehrt und leidenschaftlich verabscheut. Auch damit beschäftigt sich dieses Buch. Am Ende aber macht es allen, Kennern wie Debütanten, klar, warum sich ein Leben mit Wagner lohnt.

Richard Wagners "Ring des Nibelungen" und seine Symbole

Musik und Mythos ; mit einem systematischen Noten-Anhang der Motive
Author: Robert Donington
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150102589
Category:
Page: 280
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The Nibelung's Ring

A Guide to Wagner's Der Ring Des Nibelungen
Author: Peter Bassett
Publisher: Wakefield Press
ISBN: 9781862546240
Category: Music
Page: 327
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This accessible text guides novice and seasoned opera listeners alike through Richard Wagner's renowned Ring cycle. To aid in understanding this complex and often contradictory work, a modern-day prose translation of its four component operas is provided, as is an explanation of "The Nibelung's Ring's mythological background, Wagner's creative process, and the ideas conveyed throughout each component. A section reviewing its numerous musical themes and how they bind the cycle together musically is also included. Rarely seen lithographs by artist Hugo Braune illustrate the story.

Das Judenthum in der Musik


Author: Richard Wagner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Antisemitism
Page: 57
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Schwerpunkt - Der Ring des Nibelungen. 2


Author: Udo Bermbach
Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann
ISBN: 9783826035753
Category:
Page: 244
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Res

Anthropology and Aesthetics, 63/64: Spring/Autumn 2013: Wet/Dry
Author: Francesco Pellizzi
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0873658655
Category: Philosophy
Page: 342
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RES 63/64 includes "Source and trace" by Christopher S. Wood; "Timelessness, fluidity, and Apollo's libation" by Milette Gaifman; "A liquid history: Blood and animation in late medieval art" by Beate Fricke; "Guercino's 'wet' drawing" by Nicola Suthor; "The readymade metabolized: Fluxus in life" by David Joselit; and other papers.

Meisterdenker: Kant

1724 - 1804
Author: Roger Scruton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783926642431
Category:
Page: 140
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The Teutonic Mythology of Richard Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung": The family of gods


Author: William O. Cord
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 9780889464421
Category: Music
Page: 225
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An exhaustive, three-volume presentation of the totality of mythological thought associated with Wagner's Ring. Certain to become a classic in its field.

On Human Nature


Author: Roger Scruton
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400884667
Category: Philosophy
Page: 160
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A brief, radical defense of human uniqueness from acclaimed philosopher Roger Scruton In this short book, acclaimed writer and philosopher Roger Scruton presents an original and radical defense of human uniqueness. Confronting the views of evolutionary psychologists, utilitarian moralists, and philosophical materialists such as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, Scruton argues that human beings cannot be understood simply as biological objects. We are not only human animals; we are also persons, in essential relation with other persons, and bound to them by obligations and rights. Our world is a shared world, exhibiting freedom, value, and accountability, and to understand it we must address other people face to face and I to I. Scruton develops and defends his account of human nature by ranging widely across intellectual history, from Plato and Averroës to Darwin and Wittgenstein. The book begins with Kant's suggestion that we are distinguished by our ability to say "I"—by our sense of ourselves as the centers of self-conscious reflection. This fact is manifested in our emotions, interests, and relations. It is the foundation of the moral sense, as well as of the aesthetic and religious conceptions through which we shape the human world and endow it with meaning. And it lies outside the scope of modern materialist philosophy, even though it is a natural and not a supernatural fact. Ultimately, Scruton offers a new way of understanding how self-consciousness affects the question of how we should live. The result is a rich view of human nature that challenges some of today's most fashionable ideas about our species.

Die Wibelungen

Weltgeschichte aus der Sage
Author: Richard Wagner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mythology, Norse
Page: 75
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Drama, Music-drama, & Religion as Illustrated by Wagner's "Ring of the Nibelung" and "Parsifal."


Author: Ramsden Balmforth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 93
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