ALEX ROSS: "WAGNERISM" (USC Max Kade Institute, USC Thornton School of Music)

Alex Ross will discuss his new book "Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music", which reveals how Richard Wagner became the proving ground for modern art and politics - an aesthetic war zone where the Western world wrestled with its capacity for beauty and violence - and restores the magnificent confusion of what it means to be a Wagnerian. Date: Friday 30 October 2020 Time: 1:00 pm PST (online) To RSVP please click here. Co-sponsored by the USC Thornton School of Music's Musicology Forum.