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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 49–75.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Ido Ben Harush This article deals with the mark of Richard Wagner on Franz Rosenzweig’s account of the Day of Atonement service in Der Stern der Erlösung . It exposes the presence of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde , his theory of Gesamtkunstwerk , and particularly his theory of gesture in Rosenzweig’s...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 137–170.
Published: 01 November 2013
... on excess, monumentality, and self-contradiction. This aesthetic of self-defeat, which Syberberg developed in the 1970s, was inspired by the subject of one of his earliest essay films, Winifred Wagner (Richard Wagner's daughter-in-law), and it eventually contributed to Syberberg's embrace of right-wing...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 27–52.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Lydia Goehr By juxtaposing remarks of Mark Twain and Theodor W. Adorno, along with examples from operetta, radio, film, TV, and YouTube, this article maintains that popular parodies of Richard Wagner have focused less on the composer than on his devoted public—especially given the significant...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 95–114.
Published: 01 August 2007
... to the cultural historian or, for that matter, to the filmmaker and writer of historical novels than that of Adolf Hitler and Richard Wagner. Yet indications are accumulating that we no longer cringe when Hitler and art are discussed in a serious fashion.1 A startling recog- nition appears to be gaining...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 155–173.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of Dissonance.” Peter E. Gordon  173 References Adorno, Theodor W. 1947. “Wagner, Nietzsche, and Hitler (A Review of Ernest Newman, Life of Richard Wagner, Vol. 4 Kenyon Review 9, no. 1: 155–62. 1952. Versuch über Wagner. Frankfurt am Main...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 113–137.
Published: 01 November 2016
...,” as Richard Wagner calls it,32 moves at full speed—no longer a march but a stampede. By the end of the section, the chorus reenters; the hero hurtling triumphantly through the heavens is now a universal brotherhood speeding en masse in some celestial vehicle (fig. 7).33 But the result is death...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 71–102.
Published: 01 August 2008
... musical works “from the inside.” Furtwängler remains for many the greatest conductor of that century, unsurpassed—perhaps never equaled— in the central German Romantic repertoire of Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Anton Bruckner, and Richard Wagner. His so-called subjectivism may...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 91–112.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Adorno lived in Oxford. Dur- ing that time he was occupied with a monograph on Richard Wagner and an English-language dissertation (based on his earlier German dissertation) on Edmund Husserl. Second, while it is often useful to parse Adorno’s work the- matically (into musicological writings...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 1–4.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... Of the published complete works in twenty volumes, no fewer than five are dedicated to musical writings, including monographs on Richard Wagner, Gustav Mahler, and Berg, as well as the notorious Philosophy of New Music, which developed a dialectical comparison between Arnold Schoenberg and Igor Stravinsky...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 215–226.
Published: 01 February 2016
... sev- eral misunderstood words later revealed to mean something quite different. (Young Adorno charmingly supposed that Anstände, hunting stands in trees, were designed as a refuge for deer.) The essay also reveals that his first encoun- ter with Richard Wagner’s oeuvre was through a scenery...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 201–227.
Published: 01 August 2017
... the year before Salome, but Wilde’s eccentric fashion still received marks for hys- teria. Despite the prominence of French artists in Nordau’s hall of horrors, he crowned Richard Wagner the greatest degenerate of all. While scholarship on degenerate art has rightly emphasized Nordau’s popular...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 103–123.
Published: 01 February 2021
... entwined?” 29 The nature theater could in fact be seen as a pendant to Richard Wagner’s “total work of art” at the Bayreuth Festspiele , with the difference that it aspired to be a “total work of nature.” Or it could be described as committed to the creation and preservation of an ultra-German myth...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 95–114.
Published: 01 November 2011
... demagogical art of Richard Wagner. (Fest, 49–50; trans. modified) Fest recognizes Wagner as Hitler’s secret doppelgänger and stylistic model, considering the figure of the dictator from an aesthetic angle. At the core of Hitler’s political endeavors is a desire to fuse politics and aesthetics...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 75–103.
Published: 01 August 2017
...,” which for him—together with the German youth movement—all consti- tuted part of the prehistory of fascism.106 He regarded Richard Wagner as a representative of this line, “as a virtual Nazi,” not merely in his late writings but already with his essays from the revolutionary period, which...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 1–39.
Published: 01 February 2021
... Clavier ( GS , 18:179–82). Straightaway (as though recalling the first act of Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg ), he called up in the name of fidelity ( Im Namen der Treue ) the collective ideal to suppress imagination in favor of a pedantic protection of a master amounting to a boredom...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 5–26.
Published: 01 November 2016
... to argue that “in an artist with the comparable level of form of Mozart it would be possible to show how closely that artist’s most daring and thus most authentic formal structures verge on nominalistic collapse.”45 But it was really Richard Wagner who was the first case—if this philosophical...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 149–174.
Published: 01 February 2013
... both Peter U. Hohendahl’s “Introduction” and Andreas Huyssen’s “Adorno in Reverse: From Hollywood to Richard Wagner,” New German Cri­ tique, no. 29 (1983): 3–7, 8–38. The journal has to date published four special issues dedicated to Adorno’s work and/or to work on Adorno: “Theodor W. Adorno,” New...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 83–119.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Benno Wagner New German Critique, Inc. 2006 Insuring Nietzsche: Kafkaʼs Files Benno Wagner Thus spake Schubal. . . . They certainly did not notice the holes...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 97–128.
Published: 01 November 2018
... (1960–62) (and the “Arendt controversy” in its wake), the establishment of diplomatic relations with the Federal Republic of Germany (1965), and a decision to lift the ban on the music of Richard Wagner (1966), who, for different reasons, had already assumed symbolic status in this regard. 12...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 127–166.
Published: 01 February 2019
...,” as Émile Durkheim called it. 58 The era of Richard Wagner and Nietzsche, in its flamboyance, its emphasis on masculinity, its idiosyncratic obsessions with nationality, and its insistence on the sovereignty of the individual, both provided an ideal set of idioms for the masculinists to express...
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