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Opera Explained: WAGNER, R. - The Ring of the Nibelung (Johnson)

Composer(s)Johnson, StephenWagner, Richard
Artist(s) Johnson, Stephen, reader
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Spoken Word
Category Music Education
Catalogue 8.558184-85
Label / Series Naxos Educational / Naxos Opera Explained
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available
 


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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Opera Explained: WAGNER, R. - The Ring of the Nibelung (Johnson) 2:37:18   
DISC 1
  An Introduction to... WAGNER The Ring of the Nibelung          
      Introduction 1:11       
      The Stuff of Legends 6:29       
      Dark Power? 4:38       
      Revolution in Music 2:57       
      A New Kind of Song 6:45       
      The Role of the Orchestra 7:11       
      The Leitmotif 5:12       
      Das Rheingold: Prelude 4:29       
      Das Rheingold: Scene 1 4:43       
      Das Rheingold: Scene 2 4:43       
      Das Rheingold: Scene 3 4:09       
      Das Rheingold: Scene 4 8:42       
      Die Walkure: Background 0:58       
      Die Walkure: Act I 10:54       
      Die Walkure: Act II 4:48       
DISC 2
  An Introduction to... WAGNER The Ring of the Nibelung          
      Die Walkure: Act II (cont.) 3:37       
      Die Walkure: Act III 3:53       
      Die Walkure: The Final Scene: Wotan and Brunnhilde 6:51       
      Siegfried: Act I 9:05       
      Siegfried: Act II 7:25       
      Siegfried: Act III 12:16       
      Gotterdammerung: Background 2:05       
      Gotterdammerung: Prologue 8:04       
      Gotterdammerung: Act I 5:39       
      Gotterdammerung: Act II 4:58       
      Gotterdammerung: Act III 4:27       
      Gotterdammerung: The Final Scene: The End of Everything? 11:09       
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