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by alberich00
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shapiro Consolations Critique Part 17
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Shapiro Consolations Critique Part 17

[P. 109-110] "It has frequently been argued that Schopenhauer’s privileging of music as the royal road to the blind will had an impact on Wagner’s compositional mindset when he returned to complete the score of the 'Ring,' thereby upsetting the delicate balance of the branches of art that had origi...
by alberich00
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shapiro Consolations Critique Part 18
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Shapiro Consolations Critique Part 18

And here Wagner provides us a more succinct version of his Feuerbachian meditation on the redemptive potentiality of secular art, which adds a point highly relevant to our current discussion, that religion has sought art’s aid, i.e., effectively sought redemption from its vulnerability, its false cl...
by alberich00
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shapiro Consolations Critique Part 19
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Shapiro Consolations Critique Part 19

[P. 118] "... Wagner quoted at length a passage from Carlyle’s 'Frederick the Great,' in which the Sage of Chelsea employed the imagery of fire and destruction to communicate the mechanism of historical regeneration. Describing the French Revolution as 'that universal burning-up, as in hell-fire, o...
by alberich00
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shapiro Consolations Critique Part 20
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Shapiro Consolations Critique Part 20

Therefore Tristan, emulating Bruennhilde, curses the potion which is the symbol for his loving union with his muse of unconscious artistic inspiration, Isolde, which had formerly been the source of all his bliss, because he has become conscious of the fact that it merely perpetuates his suffering fr...
by alberich00
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shapiro Consolations Critique Part 21
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Views: 1002

Shapiro Consolations Critique Part 21

[P. 134-135] "For Treadwell, the curse motif [PH: #51] is 'a musical sign of … fatefulness,' 'bringing a kind of death … to the fabric of time itself.' (37) The dramatic structure of the 'Ring' certainly highlights this thesis, as the characters are condemned to repeat the errors of the past, in ar...
by alberich00
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm finally back online
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I'm finally back online

Dear visitors and members: It's been over a year, but I'm finally back online at the www.wagnerheim.com discussion forum. I apologize for the long hiatus. I had to overcome some technical difficulties and my host Mindvision did also, including issues arising from Covid-19 (no, so far, knock on wood,...
by alberich00
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My answer to John Deathridge's 2 questions
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My answer to John Deathridge's 2 questions

Dear member and visitors to the wagnerheim.com discussion forum: [IMPORTANT NOTE TO READERS OF THE FOLLOWING: The original "Ring" Motif list you find at www.wagnerheim.com, posted since 2011, includes 177 musical motifs. This motif list was created by Dr. Allen Dunning with a foundation in Deryck Co...
by alberich00
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My response to John Deathridge's six page response to my commentary on his "Ring" translation
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My response to John Deathridge's six page response to my commentary on his "Ring" translation

Dear members and visitors to the www.wagnerheim.com discussion forum. After John Deathridge responded to my 16 page commentary on his new translation of Wagner's "Ring" (Penguin - 2018) with 6 pages of answers to my questions and further commentary, I wrote back the following response to help clarif...
by alberich00
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A tribute to wagnerheim's motif guide discovered online
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A tribute to wagnerheim's motif guide discovered online

Dear members and visitors to the www.wagnerheim.com discussion forum: As I so often do, I was browsing the web tonight exploring what references might turn up on the web about our website, www.wagnerheim.com, and lo and behold discovered the following tribute to wagnerheim.com's motif guide to Wagne...
by alberich00
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John Deathridge responds to Paul Heise re Deathridge's "Ring" translation
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John Deathridge responds to Paul Heise re Deathridge's "Ring" translation

Dear members and visitors to the www.wagnerheim.com discussion forum: On 5/6/2019, John Deathridge responded to my 16 page commentary on his new translation of Wagner's "Ring" (published in 2018 by Penguin), already posted just below this posting in two parts, with the following 6 page set of answer...