Opus Metaphysicum: an empty phrase? In ‘Richard Wagner in Bayreuth’, Nietzsche described Tristan und Isolde as an “opus metaphysicum”. Dr Fend of King’s College, London asks, ‘Do philosophical concepts still offer any context to listen to, and think about Wagner’s operas today? Michael Fend studied Musicology (with Carl Dahlhaus), German Literature and Philosophy at the… Continue reading Opus Metaphysicum: an empty phrase?
Adrian Boult and Wagner : What Might Have Been. The conductor Adrian Brown will be giving a talk entitled “Adrian Boult and Wagner: what might have been”. Adrian Brown comes from a distinguished line of Sir Adrian Boult’s most gifted pupils. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in London, he studied intensively with… Continue reading Adrian Boult and Wagner : What Might Have Been
Wagner and Revolution John Payne, a Wagner enthusiast for many years and currently the Chair of our Society, says: 'The talk I’m giving is not an academic study, though it does make use of a number of different studies and I will quickly allude to them at the end of the talk. Rather it is… Continue reading Wagner and Revolution