Between 1854 and 1874 Friedrich Nietzsche composed a substantial number of musical compositions, including fragmentary pieces for solo piano, several songs and even a sketched opera. His activity as a composer remains essentially unknown and his music pieces are rarely performed. However, and beyond aesthetical judgments, his musical compositions disclose a character and a personality quite different from the far better-known Nietzsche-the-philosopher. The project Nietzsche N aims at exposing some of the tensions between Nietzsche-the-composer and Nietzsche-the-philosopher.
field of study
Nietzsche, Music, Philosophy, Epistemology, Fragment