“Redemption to the redeemer”: the last work on the last work Cover Image

„Spasení Spasiteli“: poslední dílo o posledním díle
“Redemption to the redeemer”: the last work on the last work

Author(s): Vojtěch Kolman
Subject(s): Music, Aesthetics
Published by: Univerzita Karlova v Praze - Filozofická fakulta, Vydavatelství
Keywords: Roger Scruton; Richard Wagner; G. W. F. Hegel; leitmotif; symbol; sympathy;redemption;

Summary/Abstract: In this study, I discuss Roger Scruton’s last book, devoted to Wagner’s Parsifal, in the light of Scruton’s previous books on Wagner (particularly his book on Wagner’s Ring) and his aesthetics of music in general. This is done against the background of Scruton’s differentiation between symbolic and allegoric readings of art, and their implementation in an analysis of Wagner’s leitmotifs that, as I claim, is of a broader philosophical significance and can be made use of, e.g., in a complex reading of Hegel’s “master and slave” parable.

  • Issue Year: 31/2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 79-92
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Czech