Program Details

The Tainted Legacy of Richard Wagner

Instructor
Anette Isaacs
Category
Music / Politics
FPL11182
Video Catch-up
Available

Course Description

To some, he is the creator of divine music. To others, he is history’s most controversial composer. Almost 150 years after the world premiere of his famous Ring Cycle, Richard Wagner and his legacy, tainted by his difficult personality and the usurpation of his music by Adolf Hitler, are still topics of lively debate. Join Historian Anette Isaacs for a fascinating discussion of how the music and the legacy of Richard Wagner are received in her native country Germany today, more than seven decades after the demise of Hitler’s Nazi Regime.

About the Instructor

  • Anette Isaacs, MA born and raised in Germany, received her academic education at Emory University in Atlanta, the University of Vienna, Austria, and the Free University in Berlin and holds master's degrees in History, Political Science and American Studies. She now lectures extensively on more than 30 different topics pertaining to her home country's history, culture, politics, and society. anetteisaacs.com