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Future Music and the Classical Past: Wagner and his Legacy

Bristol, March 2006

This conference takes place on Saturday 11 March, 2-6pm. Please notify if you are planning to come.

"Future Music and the Classical Past. Wagner and his Legacy"

Location: Department of Music, University of Bristol: Victoria's Rooms
Date: Saturday 11 March 2006, 2-6 pm.
Organized by Bristol's Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical

Conference speakers: Professor John Deathridge, Professor Simon Goldhill,
Dr. Martin Ruehl, Professor Thomas Grey.


Further particulars:

"Through the most intimate understanding of antiquity the German spirit
has acquired the ability to imitate the purely human in all its original
freedom, which it does, not by using classical forms to depict a
particular subject, but by using the classical view of the world to
produce the new and necessary form."
						Wagner, What is German?

Wagner's music and writings engage with a tradition of thought which
places antiquity at the heart of a programme of social and cultural
regeneration.  Nevertheless, his works effect a particular transformation
of these intellectual currents with far-reaching consequences for music,
aesthetic theory, cultural criticism, ideas of nation and revolutionary
politics. The conference seeks to explore both Wagner's own renewal of the
classical past and the problematic legacy he bequeathed to his successors.

We are delighted to welcome the following speakers:
*	Prof. John Deathridge (Kings College London): "Wagner's Greeks - 
and Wieland's too"
*	Professor Simon Goldhill (Cambridge) will respond: "Wagner's
*	Dr. Martin Ruehl (Cambridge): "Art and Revolution: Nietzsche
contra Wagner on the Politics of the Dionysian"
*	Prof. Thomas Grey (Stanford): "Wagner, Offenbach, and 
Aristophanes: Classical Comedy, Modern Music, and Cultural Politics
c. 1870"

Register now at:
Further enquiries about the conference to:

Dr E.J. Potter
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Bristol Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Tel. +44-(0)117 928 8680

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