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>early Wagner wrote in a manner that won the admiration of exacting critics like Heine and Berlioz-lightly, brightly, and with a vein of humour running through his arguments
>later he became a Hegelian and his prose turned turgid and incomprehensible
>after reading Schopenhauer his prose became lucid and entertaining again
Is Schopenhauer the cure for bad prose?

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>>20958690
>One of Wagner’s most criticized works of the period was A Capitulation (Eine Kapitulation). While written in 1870, the work was not published until 1873. Although William Ashton Ellis correctly explains that the work castigates the Germans as much as the French and that the parody is harmless, it is not difficult to see why a Frenchman of the time might take offense. While Wagner’s real target is indeed the Germans and their attachment to French Opera and culture as opposed to true German Art, French culture is devastatingly disparaged throughout the short play.

>Wagner portrays Victor Hugo constantly popping up from the sewers of France, an obvious stab at Les Misérables. Hugo exclaims, “I am here, not through the Prussian ranks, but underneath them.” Hugo’s slithering through the bowels of Paris renders him “matter for 120 volumes.” Images of the “Holy guillotine,” and only those in the sewers finding anything to eat, Paris was undergoing a terrible shortage of food at the time. The Chorus of the National Guard sings “Republic! Republic! Republic-blic-blic!” to the strains of the can-can. The total decay and lack of values, the constant babblings of atheists and revolutionaries paint the absurd canvas. Amidst this chaos Wagner brings rats to the stage. When the cry goes up that “The city is starving” the chorus breaks into, “Rats with sauces, sauces with rats! Here, pass them, or hunger will dine off our hats!” Finally the rats metamorphose into Ladies of the French Ballet.

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>>20913729
Both.

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>>20892566
>In joy and gladness to bear the thing conceived, this is the deed of Woman,—and to work deeds the woman only needs to be entirely what she is, but in no way to will something: for she can will but one thing—to be a woman! To man, therefore, woman is the ever clear and cognisable measure of natural infallibility, (Untrüglichkeit), for she is at her perfectest when she never quits the sphere of beautiful Instinctiveness (Unwillkürlichkeit).

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https://youtu.be/0vC-HI8x7Xg?t=526

Take care! Evil tricks threaten us:
if the German people and kingdom should one day decay,
under a false, French majesty
soon no prince would understand his people;
and French mists with French vanities
they would plant in our German land;
what is German and real none would know,
if it did not live in the honour of German Masters.
Therefore I say to you:
honour your German Masters,
then you will conjure up good spirits!
And if you favour their endeavours,
even if the Holy Roman Empire
should dissolve in mist,
for us there would yet remain
holy German Art!

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>In the light of Wagner’s texts written in the 1860s, it appears that it was during his Munich years that Wagner’s concept of himself became more extreme, and he came to see himself as a German genius committed to the achievement of a sacred cause: “Oh, may Heaven arm me with the strength and serenity of mind to offer the noblest fruits of my creative efforts to my gracious guardian angel as a thanks offering!” It is, therefore, no wonder that Wagner’s diary during the Munich years is full of secular self-reflections. Wagner enters into a dialogue with his own artistic soul. If the weather happened to be bad, he would write: “Now, soul, create sun and warmth for me! You shall be my climate, my atmosphere!” Or he would start the day by greeting himself with the words “My soul, good morning!”

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>>20643128
>dies happily surrounded by family and having succeeded in establishing a theatre for the performance of his works

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>The French are the putrefaction of the Renaissance.

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>Reality surely to be explained by Ideality, not the other way round. A religious dogma may embrace the whole real world: let anyone try, on the contrary, to illustrate Religion from the real world.

>All in the long run is done with; even Voltaire’s Tragedie could not hold on, and the thing capsized. What has Science not pinned its faith to, and not so very long ago, that to-day lies on the dust-heap? The contrary with works of Art; alter, transform your views and sciences as ye will – there still stands Shakespeare, there Goethe’s Faust, there the Beethoven Symphony, with undiminished power!

>Physics etc. bring truths to light against which there is nothing to say, but which also say nothing to us.

>The most crying proof how little the sciences help us, is that the Copernican system has not yet dislodged dear God from heaven, for the great majority of men: here an attempt might haply be made from some other side, to which the God Within might lend his aid! To Him, however, it is quite indifferent how the Church may fret about Copernicus.

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>>19962969
>loves women
>In joy and gladness to bear the thing conceived, this is the deed of Woman,—and to work deeds the woman only needs to be entirely what she is, but in no way to will something: for she can will but one thing—to be a woman! To man, therefore, woman is the ever clear and cognisable measure of natural infallibility, (Untrüglichkeit), for she is at her perfectest when she never quits the sphere of beautiful Instinctiveness (Unwillkürlichkeit).

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>>19793692
>makes Schopenhauer an optimist and nationalist

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>be Shakespeare
>write in boring iambic pentameter
>sounds horrible if the metre is pronounced properly

>be Wagner
>write in unique subtle metres for every work according to the needs of the varying harmonic and mythological worlds
>true to the phonetic structure of the German language and pronounced with perfection as dictated by the notes in the score

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>>19408929
>builds national theatre
>enlightens fellow countrymen
>indefinitely funded by King Ludwig

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Dramatically,
>Wagner completes Aeschylus
>Wagner completes Sophocles
>Wagner completes Euripides
>Wagner completes Aristophanes
>Wagner completes Philemon
>Wagner completes Menander
>Wagner completes Shakespeare
>Wagner completes Lope de Vega

Poetically,
>Wagner completes Homer
>Wagner completes Wolfram
>Wagner completes Rumi
>Wagner completes Dante
>Wagner completes Milton
>Wagner completes Goethe
>Wagner completes Schiller
>Wagner completes Novalis
>Wagner completes Kleist

Philosophically,
>Wagner completes Anaximander
>Wagner completes Plato
>Wagner completes Luther
>Wagner completes Rousseau
>Wagner completes Kant
>Wagner completes Herder
>Wagner completes Fichte
>Wagner completes Schelling
>Wagner completes Hegel
>Wagner completes Schopenhauer
>Wagner completes Feuerbach
>Wagner completes Gobineau

Musically,
>Wagner completes Monteverdi
>Wagner competes Bach
>Wagner completes C.P.E Bach
>Wagner completes Gluck
>Wagner completes Haydn
>Wagner completes Mozart
>Wagner completes Weber
>Wagner completes Beethoven
>Wagner completes Berlioz

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Boy, do I love the smell of Redemption in the morning!

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The church is the Bride of Christ
Mary is the new Eve that has brought us salvation and redemption
The old world was inverted
Womanhood has transcended
Woman has a direct involvement in the redemption of mankind
For all the great works St. Augustine has done, it is all owed to his mother, St. Monica.

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Found a pristine copy of Opera and Drama yesterday at the used book store. Feeling pretty jolly!

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>>17949186
based

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>>17931884

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>>17854753
>I have witnessed and greatly enjoyed the first act of everything which Wagner created, but the effect on me has always been so powerful that one act was quite sufficient; whenever I have witnessed two acts I have gone away physically exhausted; and whenever I have ventured an entire opera the result has been the next thing to suicide.
- Mark Twain

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>Mfw retarded Op doesn't know the intimate connection between art and religion

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>>17431063
- Religion and Art
- "What Boots This Knowledge?"
- Know Thyself
- Hero-dom and Christendom
- Das Rheingold libretto

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>>17387433
>Why yes, I am the greatest mind to ever grace the planet.

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>Mine is a highly susceptible, intense, voracious yet uncommonly sensitive and fastidious sensuality, which must somehow or other be flattered if my mind is to accomplish the agonizing labor of calling a non-existent world into being.
-Wagner to Franz Liszt, 1854

Imagine not being a genius lmao.



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