Only a C-Major chord? CT on RW’s music…sd reply…

“German conductor Christian Thielemann, the Bayreuth Festival’s unofficial musical director, contends in his own recent book entitled “My Life with Wagner” that music is per se non-political and that a “C-major chord is just a C-major chord”.”

That may be so, but is beside the point when the music has been used and represented as a political vehicle, not to mention, when the composer himself is so wrapped up in false thinking that one can argue whether or not anti-Semitism was deliberately injected, not into the music, per se, but into the operas.

With all due respect to CT, I think he (still) has his head in the sand…

http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/2013/05/wagners-c-major-chord-is-a-political-statement.html#comment-128127

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