Richard Wagner and the Critique of Capitalism

The first person who comes to mind in connection with the critique of capitalism is most likely Karl Marx, but it is also a central topic in the works of Richard Wagner. His approach is less academic and analytical and is rooted, as it were, in the zeitgeist. In this article, which is published in the context of the exhibition “Richard Wagner and the Nationalization of Feeling”, the pianist and music scholar Jascha Nemtsov considers Wagner’s capitalism critique.