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Remembering Richard Wagner:
May 22, 1813–February 13, 1883

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Richard Wagner was born 205 years ago today in Leipzig in the Kingdom of Saxony. He died on February 13, 1883 in Venice. As an artist, intellectual, author, and cultural force, Wagner has left an immense metapolitical legacy, which is being evaluated and appropriated in the North American New Right. I wish to draw your attention to the following writings which have been published at Counter-Currents/North American New Right

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  1. Vehmgericht
    Posted May 25, 2018 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    There are not merely great composers at the outset and culmination of our Western Baroque, Classical and Romantic epoch — what is loosely called ‘Classical Music’ — there are two towering Germanic intellects. They are at course J.S. Bach and The Master, Richard Wagner.

    So much has been written about Wagner’s politics, and most of it spiteful and tendentious. Who wishes to read more of that, when all is swept away by the ecstasy of Wagner’s music-drama?

    Words and music summon and speak to the deep mind of European man, that which in this era of censure and coarseness must be suppressed and shamed into silence. Its liberation — and redemption! — is the outpouring of Ecstasy, be it pagan as in Der Ring, or gnostic-Christian in Parsifal.

    So put aside your dreary ‘critiques’ and turn up your loudspeakers (or take up your headphones if you must be considerate) and let yourself be transported to the banks of Rhine, to mediaeval Nürnberg, or to the Monsalvat and beyond ….

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