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



Disc 1

Wagner, Richard / Johnson, Stephen

  An Introduction to... WAGNER The Ring of the Nibelung
1.   Play with flash player Introduction 00:01:11
2.   Play with flash player The Stuff of Legends 00:06:29
3.   Play with flash player Dark Power 00:04:38
4.   Play with flash player Revolution in Music 00:02:57
5.   Play with flash player A New Kind of Song 00:06:45
6.   Play with flash player The Role of the Orchestra 00:07:11
7.   Play with flash player The Leitmotif 00:05:12
8.   Play with flash player Das Rheingold: Prelude 00:04:29
9.   Play with flash player Das Rheingold: Scene 1 00:04:43
10.   Play with flash player Das Rheingold: Scene 2 00:04:43
11.   Play with flash player Das Rheingold: Scene 3 00:04:09
12.   Play with flash player Das Rheingold: Scene 4 00:08:42
13.   Play with flash player Die Walküre: Background 00:00:58
14.   Play with flash player Die Walküre: Act I 00:10:54
15.   Play with flash player Die Walküre: Act II 00:04:48


Disc 2

Wagner, Richard / Johnson, Stephen

  An Introduction to... WAGNER The Ring of the Nibelung
1.   Play with flash player Die Walküre: Act II (cont.) 00:03:37
2.   Play with flash player Die Walküre: Act III 00:03:53
3.   Play with flash player Die Walküre: The Final Scene: Wotan and Brünnhilde 00:06:51
4.   Play with flash player Siegfried: Act I 00:09:05
5.   Play with flash player Siegfried: Act II 00:07:25
6.   Play with flash player Siegfried: Act III 00:12:16
7.   Play with flash player Gotterdammerung: Background 00:02:05
8.   Play with flash player Gotterdammerung: Prologue 00:08:04
9.   Play with flash player Gotterdammerung: Act I 00:05:39
10.   Play with flash player Gotterdammerung: Act II 00:04:58
11.   Play with flash player Gotterdammerung: Act III 00:04:27
12.   Play with flash player Gotterdammerung: The Final Scene: The End of Everything 00:11:09

Total Playing Time: 02:37:18






Composer(s):
Johnson, Stephen; Wagner, Richard

Reader(s):
Johnson, Stephen

Label: Naxos Educational

Series: Opera Explained

Genre: Music Education

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.558184-85

Barcode: 9781843791041

Release Date: 10/2007

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