People of Note - Dr Jamie McGregor

On People of Note this week, Rodney Trudgeon will be talking to Dr Jamie McGregor of Rhodes University about a lecture he delivered recently at the UCT Summer School. The lecture was entitled “A Composer’s Midlife Crisis: Wagner before and after Schopenhauer”. It is generally thought that Wagner was never the same again after encountering the pessimistic philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer midway through his greatest work, The RING. Dr McGregor discusses these and many other aspects of Wagner and his music including illustrations from Wagner’s operas.