Richard Wagner and the Jews (src)
Price for Members: Free
Price for Non-Members: $5
Residents of Stoneridge Creek: Free
Date/Time: Saturday, September 14, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ken Blady, M.A., Educational Psychology, CSUEB, lecturer in history
Location: Stoneridge Creek
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Richard Wagner, the 19th century composer and conductor, is known chiefly for his dramatic operas. Wagner’s life was often equally dramatic, characterized by love affairs, political exile, bouts of poverty, and repeated flights from creditors. His controversial writings on music, drama, and politics attract our attention today because of their blatant anti-Semitic sentiments. It’s not surprising, perhaps, that Hitler loved his music. Mr. Blady will explore in detail this more polemical side of the man, but he will also probe Wagner’s complications. Wagner did, after all, have many Jewish friends, proteges, and even significant others. Join OLLI and Mr. Blady for a close analysis of a man who made memorable music and who is also sometimes described as the “Prophet of Nazism.”
This lecture will take place at Stoneridge Creek, 3300 Stoneridge Creek Way, Pleasanton, CA 94588
Start time: 10:30 a.m.
End time: 12:00 p.m.
Venue: Stoneridge Creek Senior Residence
Directions: Stoneridge Creek Senior Residence 3300 Stoneridge Creek Way, Pleasanton, 94588