Richard Wagner's Music Dramas and the Jews

Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County

Dates: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Speaker: Saul Lilienstein

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A former student of Leonard Bernstein, Saul Lilienstein holds B.A. and M.S. degrees in music from Queens College, NY.

It is often argued that within Wagner's mind a dark spirit resided alongside all that was inspired and productive. This lecture title can be interpreted and addressed in two ways. First, we explore the operas themselves and the Jewish reception of them; and second, we ask whether Wagner’s anti-Semitism is a significant or extraneous factor within the music and drama he created. Both of those subjects will be discussed within the context of German and Jewish cultural/social environments.

This program is made possible by the generosity of K. Peter and Yvonne Wagner as part of an ongoing series on German-Jewish Heritage.

Program will be held at and and co-sponsored by:

Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County

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Bethesda, MD 20814
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