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By Stephen McClatchie

The paintings of the Wagnerian theorist and analyst Alfred Lorenz (1869-1939) has had a profound effect upon either Wagnerian scholarship and song research within the 20th century, and but it hasn't ever been accurately evaluated. reading Wagner's Operas outlines the origins and improvement of the expressive aesthetic in writings through Wagner and others, in addition to in early-twentieth-century theories of musical shape, and it considers Lorenz's paintings and contributions during this gentle. The booklet additionally hopes to teach, to the level attainable, the place Lorenz's paintings acted as a kind of "musical metaphor" for German nationalist ideology through the Nazi period.

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Make present) emotional states per se but rather that the music suggests these states by means of psychological associations. In other words, it suggests the dynamic properties of some particular emotional state, such as agitation, or calmness, rather than the emotion itself. Form is thus a metaphor for the dynamic aspect of the emotions. When discussing "form" and "content" in music, Hanslick does so on two levels. " When we talk about the content of a work of art, we can really only make sense if we attach form to it.

GS IX: 105106. 17. Friedrich Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy, in Basic Writings of Nietzsche, ed. and trans. Walter Kaufmann (New York: Modern Library, 1968), 82. 18. , 119. 19. , 129. 20. , 12627. , Music in European Thought 18511912 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988), 99. 21. Carl Dahlhaus, The Idea of Absolute Music, trans. Roger Lustig (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989), 33. < previous page page_32 next page > < previous page page_33 next page > Page 33 terms as Schopenhauer and Wagner: as an absolute, as "essence" itself (whether this be called Ding an sich, will, or the Dionysian).

12601327/28) who argued that there was a distinction between Deus (God) as found in the three persons of the Trinity, and Deitas (Godhead) which is the Ground of God, but is indescribable. He makes the same dis(footnote continued on next page) < previous page page_19 next page > < previous page page_20 next page > Page 20 figure. 88 After 1933, Lorenz was an outspoken promoter of racial research, and as we have seen, taught courses on the subject at Munich. 91 Rather, in Lorenzs view, all is based on race.

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