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  • frihet-

    Gênio eternizado.

    last month
  • sandrarichm

    Love this Music

    last month
  • Aartmusic

    Never get tired of the Lohengrin prelude to the first act.

    March 2015
  • Aartmusic

    The richest melodies and harmonies I've ever heard. Especially in the Tristan und Isolde opera. Is there any composer who is better than Wagner? I doubt it.

    January 2015
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Everyone should break away from Nietzsche's philosophy. The answer to and pondering using his beliefs is always "Who cares? It doesn't matter, because god is dead."

    December 2014
  • hjbardenhagen

    With the Spotify on-demand playback on all Last.fm pages showing tracks (e.g. albums) it's quite easy to listen to some complete Bayreuth performances of the Ring now. My favorite is the one by Daniel Barenboim, but the albums by Christian Thielemann, Pierre Boulez, Karl Böhm et al can transport the unique live sound of the Festspielhaus to your speakers as well. Older ones in mono are also worth listening featuring legendary Wagner singers and conductors.

    October 2014
  • Dream-core

    Sadly Wagner didn't write more symphonies. But I must be happy with what he already composed. [2]

    October 2014
  • oranje31

    super

    September 2014
  • Absurd93

    I suspect the break between Wagner and Nietzsche ultimately stemmed from the latter's rejection of Schopenhauerian philosophy, which had had a major influence upon Wagner's work since Tannhäuser. Nietzsche, whilst initially favourable to Schopenhauer, came to reject the idea of self-denial, and instead sought to establish a philosophy which affirmed life. Hence, it's understandable why he would oppose Parsifal on philosophical grounds, given that the opera's libretto stresses the need to reject the material world and the urges of the will. The issue was not that Wagner had possibly become a Christian. Rather, from Nietzsche's evolving perspective, Wagner had fully embraced a philosophy which - religious or not - still praised servility, chastity and the denial of the self. Parsifal, in particular, represented for Nietzsche a life-denying philosophy which he saw as being decadent, and as being ultimately harmful to the development of great individuals.

    September 2014
  • Seavas

    listening to HMV's potted ring cycle really does ruin all later wagner singing for you.

    August 2014
  • OG-Gurda

    Sadly Wagner didn't write more symphonies. But I must be happy with what he already composed.

    August 2014
  • MonarchKingdom

    @Omen-Sinistrum: I read the most insightful description of this controversy in Bryan Magee's Wagner and Philosophy. Bryan Magee's other (very short) book on Wagner is also worth reading.

    August 2014
  • candlesmoke

    aryan art.

    August 2014
  • MonarchKingdom

    Nietzsche disliked the topic of Parsifal (but as Nietzsche had argued previously, the subject should matter very little when discussing an artistic work's value), but he also wrote: "Moreover, apart from all irrelevant questions (as to what the use of this music can or ought to be) and on purely aesthetic grounds; has Wagner ever done anything better?" (See Wikipedia on Parsifal.) Obviously Nietzsche very much liked the music. It must also be mentioned that - as Bryan Magee has demonstrated - Nietzsche must have known that Wagner never did convert and that Wagner only mentioned Christianity in a mocking manner (moreover, Parsifal is more Buddhist or Schopenhauerist than Christian), so Nietzsche's criticism cannot have been due to Wagner's supposed Christianity. On the other hand, according to Bryan Magee Nietzsche must have had some personal reasons to attack Wagner.

    August 2014
  • BatooqSupersoul

    1. Nietzsche warned, in poetic verse, that Wagner’s art is not Germanic. Instead, it is similar to Italy’s Roman Catholic religion; 2. Why did Wagner write Parsifal and present the contrast between sensuality and chastity?; 3. Did Wagner, in old age, parody tragedy by freely showing a simple country boy as the ideal embodiment of ascetic chastity? If Parsifal was, however, meant seriously, then it is an expression of Wagner’s late hatred of sensuality, egotism, and life. It would then be considered to be bad art.

    August 2014
  • MonarchKingdom

    Nietzsche had personal reasons to attack Wagner. It had very little to nothing to do with Wagner's music.

    August 2014
  • OG-Gurda

    I listen to him everyday and I do not get bored yet...

    July 2014
  • Zittyyy

    The master ...(2)

    July 2014
  • falcomanka

    The master ...(1)

    July 2014
  • Seavas

    nietzsche just recognized that mozart and bizet were the music of the übermensch.

    July 2014
  • neezinu

    Nietzsche had a bad taste in music, apparently

    July 2014
  • neezinu

    ''Is Wagner actually a man? Is he not rather a disease? Everything he touches falls ill: he has made music sick'' - Freidrich Nietzsche (in 1889)

    July 2014
  • OG-Gurda

    The master ...

    June 2014
  • rafqueiroz

    come ot rbazil

    June 2014
  • OG-Gurda

    It takes time to understand his music, but when you do, you go mad.

    June 2014
  • JuniorMcCartney

    Larry David loves him.

    June 2014
  • OG-Gurda

    i think he is the best composer ever born.

    June 2014
  • Zittyyy

    Parsifal !

    May 2014
  • S-I-Omega

    Best composer to listen to before going to sleep. His music fills my dreams with legends of gods, heroes and majestic, epic battles.

    May 2014
  • TWarwick64

    By Der Ring, even

    May 2014
  • TWarwick64

    Absolutely blown away Der Ring

    May 2014
  • MsChestertonx

    IHateRussians=SCHWACHKOPF !!! [5] ad hominem bem clichê esse.

    May 2014
  • Seavas

    a connoisseur of fine perfumes and pink frilly clothing.

    May 2014
  • OG-Gurda

    10 stars out of 10.

    April 2014
  • Slim_rafa

    grandegrandegrande

    March 2014
  • Zittyyy

    Я думаю, что это слух !

    March 2014
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    кстати, любимым композитором фюрера был Чайковский, так что пора уже реабилитировать Рихарда.

    March 2014
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    в контексте классической музыки он что-то вроде панка, и он конечно же заслуживает ривайвла интереса к себе в 21 веке

    February 2014
  • Tyxarion

    IHateRussians=SCHWACHKOPF !!! [4]

    February 2014
  • lllAnteklll

    Also, Rule Britannia is mighty.

    January 2014
  • lllAnteklll

    Long live Richard Wagner!

    January 2014
  • Matti81

    IHateRussians=SCHWACHKOPF !!! [2] babaca!

    January 2014
  • GraveOzz

    its very hard not to enjoy his work. [2] Indeed.

    December 2013
  • Ali-Red

    its very hard not to enjoy his work.

    November 2013
  • WorldInColour

    Tristan und Isolde is an eternal masterpiece.

    November 2013
  • Zittyyy

    IHateRussians=SCHWACHKOPF !!!

    November 2013
  • IHateRussians

    NAZI.

    October 2013
  • exil_sils

    I greatly enjoy Parsifal

    October 2013
  • hjbardenhagen

    Global tags seem to have been updated since last November.This also means that some combined tag radios are working now which did not in the past, e.g. this one created with Combo.fm combining the tags AND . This results in a tag radio only playing tracks from albums recorded at the Festspielhaus in Bayreuth, mostly historic recordings.

    October 2013
  • neezinu

    ohh, Richard <3

    August 2013