In this free discussion, Alex Ross (The New Yorker) will present "Wagnerian Double Consciousness: Black and Jewish Wagnerites at the Fin de Siècle".
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Alex Ross has been the music critic at The New Yorker since 1996. He writes about classical music, covering the field from the Metropolitan Opera to the contemporary avant-garde, and has also contributed essays on literature, history, the visual arts, film, and ecology. His first book, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, a cultural history of music since 1900, won a National Book Critics Circle Award and the Guardian First Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His second book, the essay collection Listen to This, won an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. His latest book is Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music, an account of Wagner’s vast cultural impact. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. | Photo: Josh Goldstine
The Ron Alexander Memorial Lectures, founded in 1991 in memory of Ronald James Alexander (1961–90), is a quarterly series of scholarly presentations by top scholars in musicology and ethnomusicology from around the world.