Friday, 16 July 2010

Wagner and anti-Semitism


A debate commences between Barry Emslie, author of Richard Wagner and the Centrality of Love, which I recently reviewed in The Wagner Journal, and me, concerning the issue of anti-Semitism and Wagner's music dramas. The intention is that this should be ongoing, for a while at least, but the opening two contributions are now online. Click here.

1 comment:

Harry Palmer said...

Thank you for this illuminating discussion Mark and Barry. Personally I agree with this conclusion you reached Mark: "You understand anti-semitism, as part of Wagner’s Germanness, as a way in; I tend to view it as something more likely to close down discussion"