Das Judentum in der Musik: Wagner, Richard Das Judentum in der Musik: Wagner, Richard

Das Judentum in der Musik

Wagner, Richard

Published by Breitkopf & Härtel, C. F. W. Siegel, Leipzig, 1914
Condition: vg Soft cover
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8vo. vii,70,16pp. Original printed wraps. Rare 1914 edition of the infamous heavily anti-Semitic essay by Richard Wagner. In it, Wagner attacks Jews in general with a focus on composers Felix Mendelssohn and Giacomo Meyerbeer. The essay first appeared under the pseudonym K. Freigedank in the "Neue Zeitschrift für Musik" in Leipzig in 1850. It was reissued in a greatly expanded version under Wagner's name in 1869. It is regarded by many as an important landmark in the history of German anti-Semitism. Germans of the Nazi era were presented with a clear image of the anti-Jewish Wagner as a great German. Contents: Einleitung. Das Judentum in der Musik. Aufklärungen über Das Judentum in der Musik. Anhang. K. Freigedank "Das Judentum in der Musik" (Erste Fassung der Schrift in "Neue Zeitschrift für Musik" 1850). Anmerkungen. 16 pages in rear listing other music books by Breitkopf & Härtel. Minor creasing on wraps. 1/2" closed tear along head of spine on front wrapper, minor staining on tail of spine. Text in German, gothic script. Overall very good condition. Publisher's first edition (Reissued from true first by different publisher). Bookseller Inventory # 24722

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Title: Das Judentum in der Musik

Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel, C. F. W. Siegel, Leipzig

Publication Date: 1914

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: vg

Edition: 1st Edition

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