Richard Wagner and Buddhism

Richard Wagner and Buddhism

Urs App, the author of The Birth of Orientalism (University of Pennsylvania Press) and the world's foremost authority on the early Western reception of Buddhism, tells the story of Richard Wagner's creative encounter with Buddhism and ...

Author: Urs App

Publisher: UniversityMedia

ISBN: 9783906000008

Category: Buddhism

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It is little known that Richard Wagner was among the very first Westerners to appreciate Buddhism and that he was the first major European artist to be inspired by this religion. In 1856, in the prime of his creativity, the 33-year-old artist read his first book about Buddhism. Madly in love with Mathilde Wesendonck, a beautiful but happily married woman, he conceived two deeply connected opera projects: Tristan und Isolde which he went on to compose and stage, and Die Sieger (The Victors), an opera scenario based on an Indian Buddha legend translated from Sanskrit. These two projects mirrored Wagner's burning desire for the consummation of his love and the necessity of renunciation. This Buddhist opera project occupied Wagner's mind for decades until his death in 1883. Indeed, the composer's last words were about the Buddha figure of his scenario and his relationship with women. Urs App, the author of The Birth of Orientalism (University of Pennsylvania Press) and the world's foremost authority on the early Western reception of Buddhism, tells the story of Richard Wagner's creative encounter with Buddhism and explains the composer's last words.
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Richard Wagner s Prose Works

Richard Wagner s Prose Works

Richard Wagner William Ashton Ellis ... the Man - Naturality Monogamy ; a force
which sometimes of the Woman exerts its power , through passionate affec- (
Buddha ) tion and love's loyalty , in the very harems now - degeneraof the
Orientals .

Author: Richard Wagner

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The Parsifal of Richard Wagner

The Parsifal of Richard Wagner

Combine these ideas with those we have noted in another chapter with regard to
Wagner ' s profound admiration for the Buddhist philosophy , † and this Faith
motive which the calm voices of children * Swedenborg , the celebrated naturalist
 ...

Author: Maurice Kufferath

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Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner

By a strange contradiction , the causes for which it would take too long to trace ,
this Buddhism which preaches extinction and annihilation , proclaims and
glorifies the unlimited power of the will . With this sentiment at least , Wagner
found ...

Author: Adolphe Jullien

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ISBN: UOM:39015007940722

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Thought

Thought

The Magician of Bayreuth SVenice in the early hours of as rich Stagemann , have
shown how intensively Wagner had many ... Richard Wagner's death , Wagners's
first success was Sketch for Buddha - Drama well as subsequent adaptations ...

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Chi il Buddha

Chi     il Buddha

Il lungo poema sull'argomento di Sir Edwin Arnold, La Luce dell'Asia, ha goduto
di una notevole fama all'inizio del XX secolo; Richard Wagner avrebbe quasi
certamente fatto un'opera sul Buddha, se avesse vissuto abbastanza a lungo; ...

Author: Urgyen Sangharakshita

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Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner

By a strange contradiction, the causes for which it would take too long to trace,
this Buddhism which preaches extinction and annihilation, proclaims and
glorifies the unlimited power of the will. With this sentiment at least, Wagner found
himself ...

Author: Adolphe Jullien

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ISBN: UOM:39015007940763

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The Arena

The Arena

There is no want of comprehensive scientific works in reference to Buddhism ,
and poets , also , have been unable to resist the great attraction of the doctrines
of this Indian sage , as is shown in the works of Richard Wagner , which are
largely ...

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Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt

Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt

Richard Wagner. research has succeeded in showing that pure and unalloyed
Christianity was nothing but a branch of that venerable Buddhism which , after
Alexander's Indian expedition , spread to the shores of the Mediterranean . In
early ...

Author: Richard Wagner

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Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt 1854 61

Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt  1854 61

Richard Wagner. research has succeeded in showing that pure and unalloyed
Christianity was nothing but a branch of that venerable Buddhism which , after
Alexander's Indian expedition , spread to the shores of the Mediterranean . In
early ...

Author: Richard Wagner

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ISBN: PSU:000012339297

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Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner

On hearing of its success , Wagner wrote a letter of thanks to Lachner , praising
him for his hard work and diligent effort and ... Until the last years of his life
Wagner intended to cast a drama from this tale of the Buddha ' s last days on
earth , of ...

Author: Derek Watson

Publisher: Schirmer Reference

ISBN: UOM:39015007941449

Category: Music

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Presents an in-depth profile of the controversial German composer Richard Wagner, with a particular focus on his personal life, based on intensive research into the private papers of the Wagner family archives
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Posthumous

Posthumous

Richard Wagner. flock . - - Prakriti answers Buddha ' s final question with a joyful
Yea . Ananda welcomes her as sister . Buddha ' s last teachings . All are
converted by him . He departs to the place of his redemption . Zurich . May 16 ,
1856 .

Author: Richard Wagner

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ISBN: UOM:39015022046679

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Parsifal

Parsifal

The Finding of Christ Through Art; Or, Richard Wagner as Theologian Albert
Ross Parsons. preach.'” +—(Arthur Lillie : “Buddhism in Christendom,” title-page
and preface, p. vii.) “And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself
by ...

Author: Albert Ross Parsons

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ISBN: UOM:39015029512566

Category: Art and religion

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Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner

Wagner's Siegfried , when he slays Fafner , has But before he enters into the
world Brünnhilde has become his wife . ... If there is any Buddhism at all in
Parsifal it can only be in so far as the four rules of conduct leading to “ the holy
truth of the ...

Author: Houston Stewart Chamberlain

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ISBN: UCBK:C058314335

Category: Composers

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Buddhism

Buddhism

Under the influence of Schopenhauer , Richard Wagner felt strongly attracted
towards Buddhism . He wrote to his friend Mathilde Wesendonk on 22 February
1859 : “ You know that I have become a Buddhist inspite of myself . ” On 9th July
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Author: Lokesh Chandra

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105128377491

Category: Architecture

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This Volume Explores The Relation Of Buddhism To Greek Cosmology, Its Contacts With West Asia, And Parallels To Christianity. The Interpretation In Adibuddha As A Theistic Concept Has Been Elucidated. Buddhist Period Of Classical Afghanistan, A New Identification Of The Colossi Of Bamiyan, And The 108 Symbols On The Feet Of The Buddhas Are The Way On The Physical And Divine Planes. Several Khotanese Panels, Murals And Icons Have Been Identified Anew On The Basis Of The Six Annals Of The Kingdom In Tibetan. The Role Of The Suvarabhasa-Sutra In The Polity Of Central Asia And Thence In East Asia Has Been Discussed. The Lotus Sutra Was Transmitted To China And Japan And Became A Dominant Underpinning Of Their Political And Religious Culture. The Mind-Ground Of East Asian Art Is A General Survey Of The Aesthetic Principles Evolved In This Region. The Walling Up Of The Library Cave Of Tun-Huang Was Due To A Fundamentalist Threat. The Artistic Journey Of Fourteen Centuries Of Japanese Buddhism Is Presented. Silent Letters In Tibetan Orthography And The Ambulatory Of The Tabo Cella Are Discussed. Buddhism In Mongolia Gave A Splendid Art And Rich Literature To The People. Ajanta As The Aesthesis Of Beauty And Beyond, The Thirtythree Koti Deities, Tantas As Transcendence And Tumescence, The Cousin Cultures Of India And Iran, Chandi Sukuh As A Political Statement, The Indonesian Word Candi As An Architectural Term, Identification Of Buddhist Bronzes Of Java, And Central Asia As The Path Of Sutras (And Not As The Silk Route), And Other Studies Enrich Our Understanding Of The Art And Thought, Polity And Civilization Of The Countries Of Asia. This Volume Of 477 Pages Is A Collection Of The Research Papers Of Prof. Lokesh Chandra Written Over The Last Fifteen Years On The Evolution Of Buddhist Thought And Its Spread Over Vast Areas Of Asia. Areas Of Interest: Buddhism, History Of Art, Philosophy, And The General History Of Various Countries (India, Afghanistan, Iran, Central Asia, China, Japan, Tibet, Mongolia, Cambodia, Indonesia), And Cultural Globalism.
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Thomas Kempis

Thomas    Kempis

Notes of a Visit to the Scenes in which His Life was Spent, with Some Account of
the Examination of His Relics Sir Francis ... EITEL , E. J. , Buddhism : its Historical
, Theoretical , and Popular Aspects . ... Richard Wagner's Prose Works .

Author: Sir Francis Richard Cruise

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ISBN: BML:37001103785288

Category: Devotio moderna

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First Steps in International Law

First Steps in International Law

EASTWICK , E. B. , The Gulistan ; or , Rose Garden of Shekh Mushliu - ' d - Din
Sadi of Shiraz . Translated from the Atish ... Chinese Buddhism : Sketches
Historical and Critical . Post Svo . 185. ... Richard Wagner's Prose Works .
Translated by ...

Author: Sir Sherston Baker

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ISBN: UOM:35112203951092

Category: International law

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British Africa

British Africa

The Gulistan ; or , Rose Garden of Shekh Mushliu - ' d - Din Sadi of Shiraz .
Translated from the Atish ... Handbook for the Student of Chinese Buddhism .
Second Edition . Cr . 8vo . 185 . ... Richard Wagner ' s Prose Works . Translated
by W . A ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105120778845

Category: Africa

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