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On Wagner with Alex Ross

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Wagner in Hollywood and Wagner today
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Alex Ross

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this music appreciation class:

How did Wagner’s art become a proving ground where the Western world has wrestled with its capacity for beauty and violence?

For better or worse, Wagner is the most widely influential figure in the history of music. Artist like Woolf, Mann, Duncan and Buñuel saw him as a kindred spirit. Anarchists, occultists, feminists, and gay-rights pioneers did as well. Then with the rise of Nazi Germany, the composer came to be defined by his ferocious antisemitism.

Join Alex Ross, The New Yorker’s music critic, in this interdisciplinary survey of geniuses, madmen, charlatans and prophets who have battled over Wagner’s many-sided legacy.

The format of each session will be a talk by Ross followed by student questions via Zoom’s chat feature.

  • Oct 14: Introduction to Wagner’s life and work
  • Oct 21: Wagner in France: Baudelaire, Symbolism, modern painting
  • Oct 28: Wagner and modernist literature: Proust, Joyce, Woolf, Mann
  • Nov 4: Jewish and African-American Wagnerism: Herzl, Schnitzler, Du Bois
  • Nov 11: Wagner and Nazi Germany
  • Nov 18: Wagner in Hollywood and Wagner today


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   

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Refund Policies:

92nd Street Y is not responsible for providing makeup classes or issuing refunds for programs missed as a result of illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control.

There are no refunds for outings, classes or workshops that meet fewer than three times per semester.

If you are unable to attend, you may contact Customer Service prior to the first date for a receipt that enables you to claim your contribution as a tax-deductible gift.

Unless otherwise noted in program description, the following schedule applies to programs which meet three times or more per semester:

  • To receive a 100% refund, written request must be received 2 weeks prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 75% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 50% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the second session.
  • After that, refunds cannot be granted.

All refund requests must be submitted in writing to Customer Service. Refunds are computed from the date written notice is received.

To receive a refund, you must enclose the original of your confirmation letter.

Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your refund request. Processing fees, membership fees, auditions fees and class or exercise cards are not refundable. No cash refunds.

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