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Day: July 23, 2017
What cultural factors caused the ecstatic, almost religious reaction to Wagner’s operas in the second half of the nineteenth century?
This isn’t the answer, and I hope it will trigger an answer from the more knowledgeable. Notions of human-crafted art as an expression of the sublime are not particularly new. But in the 19th century, art inspired not merely “almost” religious reactions; it actually came to occupy the place of a surrogate religion. This was […]