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The Ring of the Nibelung

Stephen Johnson

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.

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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Genres:

Music

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Length:

2h 39m


Chapters

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01:10

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:10