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Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music by Alex Ross

The renowned New Yorker music critic and author reveals how Richard Wagner became the proving ground for modern art and politics―an aesthetic war zone where the Western world wrestled—and continues to wrestle—with its capacity for beauty and violence.

A signed copy of Wagnerism is available from our partners, Pegasus Books on Solano Avenue in Berkeley.

This Reading Room recommendation is offered in conjunction with the Alex Ross and John Adams in Conversation; Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music performance, part of the Cal Performances at Home Fall Season.

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