Monthly Archives: April 2016

Two Guest Posts

A subscriber had brought to our attention two blog posts relating to Wagner that some readers may find of interest: http://johnborstlap.com/after-the-jubilee-wagners-music/#more-1077 http://johnborstlap.com/was-wagner-a-bad-person/  

Nationalism, Culture and Identity: Israel and Wagner

Richard Wagner was an artist and a revolutionary nationalist.  A fundamental rationale for his work was its function as a mythic summons to the volk – the German people – to remember their common and distinct heritage.  He saw the Ring, in particular, as the great story of the roots of the German people, resonating […]