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Opera Explained: Wagner, R. - the Ring of the Nibelung

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XM 8184
 
Opera Explained: Wagner, R. - the Ring of the Nibelung
ISBN: 9781843793335
Download Size: 133 Mb
Running Time: 02:37:18
Release Date: October 2007
Originally recorded in 2007
Author
Stephen Johnson
Composer
Richard Wagner
Genre:
Spoken Word

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Opera Explained: Wagner, R. - the Ring of the Nibelung
Stephen Johnson
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Wagner's Ring cycle is the most ambitious work in the history of music: four operas that combine to tell a single epic story. Based in legend, it has become a legend in its own right: a supreme challenge for conductors, singers, opera producers, and indeed for audiences. But for all its grandeur and complexity, The Ring is far more accessible than many music lovers think. This two-CD guide explains the basics of the plot, profiles the leading characters, and shows how Wagner's revolutionary music adds fascinating layers of meaning and psychological insight, as well as providing some of the most stirring and intoxicating moments in the entire operatic repertoire.




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