An Introduction To-- Wagner, the Ring of the NibelungDownloadable Audiobook - 2007
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.
Publisher: [United States] : Naxos : Made available through hoopla, 2007
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 37 min.)) : digital
Alternative Title: Ring of the Nibelung