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NIETZSCHE, F.: Birth of Tragedy (The) (Unabridged)


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NIETZSCHE, F.: Birth of Tragedy (The) (Unabridged)

Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy out of the Spirit of Music was published in 1872. In 1869, at the age of 24, he had been appointed a professor of classical philology at the University of Basel, a remarkable position for one of his age, and the book was his first significant publication. It did little, however, to help his reputation as a scholar; his views were controversial and aroused strong criticism in some quarters, while his deliberate espousal of the cause of the composer Richard Wagner was, to say the least, unhelpful. Nietzsche later revised his views on Wagner and re-issued The Birth of Tragedy in 1886 under the title The Birth of Tragedy, or Hellenism and Pessimism, introducing it with An Attempt at a Self-Criticism. The present reading includes this last, his 1871 Preface to Richard Wagner and the original book itself, with its famous discussion of the Apollonian and Dionysian in Greek tragedy.

Disc 1

  The Birth of Tragedy (Unabridged)
1.   The Birth of Tragedy out of the Spirit of Music 00:03:00
2.   One 00:04:17
3.   Now, just as the philosopher behaves… 00:04:21
4.   In the same place Schopenhauer also described for us… 00:04:39
5.   Two 00:05:45
6.   In these Greek festivals… 00:03:45
7.   Three 00:04:48
8.   In order to be able to live… 00:05:17
9.   Four 00:04:57
10.   This deification of individuation… 00:05:56
11.   Five 00:06:31
12.   The plastic artist, as well as his relation, the epic poet… 00:03:27
13.   Schopenhauer, who did not hide from the difficulty… 00:05:39
14.   Six 00:06:15
15.   If we are thus entitled to consider the lyrical poem… 00:03:46

Disc 2

  The Birth of Tragedy (Unabridged)
1.   Seven 00:05:20
2.   But that emphatic tradition speaks here… 00:04:26
3.   On this last point… 00:05:09
4.   Eight 00:06:00
5.   The satyr chorus is, first and foremost… 00:06:35
6.   This conception of ours… 00:06:06
7.   Nine 00:05:22
8.   There was a very ancient folk belief… 00:05:32
9.   The Prometheus saga is a primordial possession… 00:06:22
10.   Ten 00:04:30
11.   It has been pointed out earlier… 00:05:18
12.   Eleven 00:05:58
13.   The new comedy could now direct its attention… 00:04:57
14.   By contrast, it is, in fact, well known everywhere… 00:05:05

Disc 3

  The Birth of Tragedy (Unabridged)
1.   Twelve 00:06:11
2.   Now, how is Euripides' work related to this ideal of Apollonian drama 00:04:57
3.   As long as the listener still has to figure out… 00:05:32
4.   Thirteen 00:04:15
5.   That is the immensely disturbing thing… 00:05:09
6.   Fourteen 00:06:00
7.   For who can fail to recognize the optimistic element… 00:05:59
8.   Fifteen 00:05:13
9.   With that statement the fundamental secret of science is unmasked… 00:03:54
10.   With respect to this practical pessimism… 00:04:48
11.   Sixteen 00:05:07
12.   Perhaps we can touch on that original problem… 00:06:34
13.   Now, when in a particular case… 00:05:02

Disc 4

  The Birth of Tragedy (Unabridged)
1.   Seventeen 00:05:23
2.   At this point we are concerned with the question… 00:05:22
3.   From another perspective… 00:05:35
4.   Eighteen 00:05:40
5.   While the disaster slumbering in the bosom of theoretical culture… 00:05:43
6.   Nineteen 00:05:42
7.   For us now it is unimportant… 00:04:43
8.   Now we can immediately draw attention here… 00:05:42
9.   However, if in the explanation given above… 00:05:38
10.   Twenty 00:03:45
11.   There is no other artistic period… 00:04:16
12.   Twenty One 00:05:16
13.   Trusting in this noble deception… 00:04:58
14.   And where we breathlessly imagined we were dying… 00:04:47
15.   But nonetheless we could just as surely claim… 00:04:00

Disc 5

  The Birth of Tragedy (Unabridged)
1.   Twenty Two 00:06:07
2.   That pathological purgation… 00:06:05
3.   Twenty Three 00:05:45
4.   I know that now I have to take the sympathetic friend… 00:06:26
5.   Twenty Four 00:06:21
6.   Here it is necessary for us to vault with a bold leap… 00:05:30
7.   Twenty Five 00:04:06
8.   Postscript 00:02:15
9.   One 00:02:55
10.   Two 00:02:51
11.   Three 00:02:59
12.   Four 00:04:22
13.   Five 00:06:15
14.   Six 00:03:37
15.   Seven 00:05:20

Total Playing Time: 06:05:08

Nietzsche, Friedrich

Steen, Duncan

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA0131

Barcode: 9781843797272

Physical Release: 11/2013

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