Reading Room 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.
Go Beyond the Stage with behind-the-scenes artist talks and interviews, lectures and public forums with UC Berkeley faculty, recommended reading, and other interesting connections to the Cal Performances At Home programs.
Explore the full season and celebrate the power of the performing arts to inspire, uplift, comfort, and delight.