The Ring of Truth

The Wisdom of Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung
Author: Roger Scruton
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241188563
Category: Music
Page: 368
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Richard Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung is one of the greatest works of art created in modern times, and has fascinated both critics and devotees for over a century and a half. No recent study has examined the meaning of Wagner's masterpiece with the attention to detail and intellectual power that Roger Scruton brings to it in this inspiring account. The Ring of Truth is an exploration of the drama, music, symbolism and philosophy of the Ring from a writer whose knowledge and understanding of the Western musical tradition are the equal of his capacities as a philosopher. Scruton shows how, through musical connections and brilliant dramatic strokes, Wagner is able to express truths about the human condition which few other creative artists have been able to convey so convincingly. For Wagner, writes Scruton, the task of art is to 'show us freedom in its immediate, contingent, human form, reminding us of what it means to us. Even if we live in a world from which gods and heroes have disappeared we can, by imagining them, dramatize the deep truths of our condition and renew our faith in what we are.' Love, death, sacrifice and the liberation that we win through sacrifice - these are the great themes of the Ring, as they are of this book. Scruton's passionate and moving interpretation allows us to understand more fully than ever how Wagner conveys his ideas about who we are, and why the Ring continues to be such a hypnotically absorbing work.

The Ring of Truth: The Wisdom of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung


Author: Roger Scruton
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1468315501
Category: Music
Page: 416
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The vital, carefully crafted discussion on Wagner’s masterpiece, offering deep insight into both the work itself and profound perspective on certain key philosophical questions Richard Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung is one of the greatest works of art created in modern times, and has fascinated both critics and devotees for over a century and a half. No recent study has examined the meaning of Wagner's masterpiece with the attention to detail and intellectual power that Roger Scruton brings to it in this inspiring account. The Ring of Truth is an exploration of the drama, music, symbolism and philosophy of the Ring from a writer whose knowledge and understanding of the Western musical tradition are the equal of his capacities as a philosopher. Scruton shows how, through musical connections and brilliant dramatic strokes, Wagner is able to express truths about the human condition which few other creative artists have been able to convey so convincingly. For Wagner, writes Scruton, the task of art is to “show us freedom in its immediate, contingent, human form, reminding us of what it means to us. Even if we live in a world from which gods and heroes have disappeared we can, by imagining them, dramatize the deep truths of our condition and renew our faith in what we are.” Love, death, sacrifice and the liberation that we win through sacrifice—these are the great themes of the Ring, as they are of this book. Scruton's passionate and moving interpretation allows us to understand more fully than ever how Wagner conveys his ideas about who we are, and why the Ring continues to be such a hypnotically absorbing work.

Götterdämmerung


Author: Richard Wagner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Operas
Page: 84
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Richard Wagners "Ring des Nibelungen" und seine Symbole

Musik und Mythos ; mit einem systematischen Noten-Anhang der Motive
Author: Robert Donington
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150102589
Category:
Page: 280
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Vox Populi

The Perils and Promises of Populism
Author: Roger Kimball
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594039585
Category: Philosophy
Page: 202
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The rise of populist movements across the political spectrum poses a vital question: what role should populism play in modern democracy? In ten trenchant essays, the writers of The New Criterion examine the perils and promises of populism in Vox Populi, a new collection that marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of this critical journal. Beginning with a reflection on the problems of populism for American conservatism (George H. Nash), the essays expound broadly and deeply on populist unrest—the populist revolts of ancient Rome (Barry Strauss), the rise of popular referenda and the Brexit vote (Daniel Hannan), American populism and the legacy of H. L. Mencken (Fred Siegel), populism and the Founders’ generation (James Piereson), populism and identity (Roger Scruton), populism around the world (Andrew C. McCarthy), the birth of a new American populist movement (Victor Davis Hanson), and populism’s historical impact on the American party system (Conrad Black). The book concludes with a discussion of the struggle to keep government in the hands of a free people (Roger Kimball). Just what perils and promises are found in populist ferment may be the question of our age. Taken together, these ten essays consider “the voice of the people” in the light of history, in a collection that only The New Criterion could assemble.

Der Letzte der Titanen

Richard Wagners Leben und Werk
Author: Joachim Köhler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Composers
Page: 870
View: 3860
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The Nibelung's Ring

A Guide to Wagner's Der Ring Des Nibelungen
Author: Peter Bassett
Publisher: Wakefield Press
ISBN: 9781862546240
Category: Music
Page: 327
View: 1868
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This accessible text guides novice and seasoned opera listeners alike through Richard Wagner's renowned Ring cycle. To aid in understanding this complex and often contradictory work, a modern-day prose translation of its four component operas is provided, as is an explanation of "The Nibelung's Ring's mythological background, Wagner's creative process, and the ideas conveyed throughout each component. A section reviewing its numerous musical themes and how they bind the cycle together musically is also included. Rarely seen lithographs by artist Hugo Braune illustrate the story.

Mein Leben mit Wagner


Author: Christian Thielemann
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 340670171X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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"Ich weiß nicht mehr, was zuerst da war in meinem Leben: der Gedanke an Wagner oder der ans Dirigieren." Christian Thielemann kennt Richard Wagner wie kaum ein anderer. In diesem vielgepriesenen Buch schildert er seinen Lebensweg mit dem Komponisten von seinen Berliner Anfängen bis nach Bayreuth. Er führt persönlich durch den Kosmos der Opern und schaut in Wagners Giftküche, wo die narkotischsten Klänge der Welt gemischt wurden. Daneben lässt er uns in die Werkstatt des Dirigenten blicken: Was muss er alles beachten, wenn sich Wagners Zauber am Abend von neuem entfalten soll? Vor welchen Fallen muss er sich hüten? Und worin besteht die Einzigartigkeit von Bayreuth? Wagner wurde seit seinem Tod leidenschaftlich verehrt und leidenschaftlich verabscheut. Auch damit beschäftigt sich dieses Buch. Am Ende aber macht es allen, Kennern wie Debütanten, klar, warum sich ein Leben mit Wagner lohnt.

The Trouble with Wagner


Author: Michael P. Steinberg
Publisher: Bodleian Library
ISBN: 022659419X
Category: History
Page: 160
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In this unique and hybrid book, cultural and music historian Michael P. Steinberg combines a close analysis of Wagnerian music drama with a personal account of his work as a dramaturg on the bicentennial production of The Ring of the Nibelung for the Teatro alla Scala Milan and the Berlin State Opera. Steinberg shows how Wagner uses the power of a modern mythology to heighten music's claims to knowledge, thereby fusing not only art and politics, but truth and lies as well. Rather than attempting to separate value and violence, or "the good from the bad," as much Wagner scholarship as well as popular writing have tended to do, Steinberg proposes that we confront this paradox and look to the capacity of the stage to explore its depths and implications. Drawing on decades of engagement with Wagner and of experience teaching opera across disciplines, The Trouble with Wagner is packed with novel insights for experts and interested readers alike.

Über das Dirigieren


Author: Richard Wagner
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843048622
Category: Music
Page: 76
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Richard Wagner: Über das Dirigieren Entstanden 1869. Hier nach: Richard Wagner: Sämtliche Schriften und Dichtungen. Band 8, Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, o.J. [1911]. Die Eigentümlichkeit der Orthographie wurde bei der vorliegenden Ausgabe beibehalten. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt. Über den Autor: 1813 in Leipzig als das neunte Kind eines Polizisten geboren, wird Richard Wagner zu einer die Musik beherrschenden Persönlichkeit des 19. Jahrhunderts. Ein bewegtes Leben lässt ihn vor politischer Verfolgung wie auch vor seinen Gläubigern in zahlreichen Orten Zuflucht suchen. Nach Stationen u.a. in Königsberg, Riga, London, Paris, und in der Schweiz kommt Wagner schließlich in Bayreuth an, das bis heute untrennbar mit seinem Namen verbunden ist. Seine finanziellen Schwierigkeiten hat der selbstbewußte Mann von kleinem Wuchs als »lächerliche Schulden« empfunden, denen erheblich größere »Aktiva« gegenüberstünden. Und in der Tat ist seine Wirkungsmacht auf die ihm nachfolgende Musik wohl einzigartig. Zu einer umstrittenen Figur ist Richard Wagner wegen seiner Auslegbarkeit im Sinne des Nationalsozialismus geworden, der er maßgeblich durch seine antisemitische Schrift »Das Judenthum in der Musik« Vorschub geleistet hat.

The Nibelung's Ring

English Words to Richard Wagner's Der Ring Des Nibelungen, in the Alliterative Verse of the Original
Author: Richard Wagner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Librettos
Page: 355
View: 7640
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Drama, Music-drama, & Religion as Illustrated by Wagner's "Ring of the Nibelung" and "Parsifal."


Author: Ramsden Balmforth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 93
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The teutonic mythology of Richard Wagner's "The ring of the Nibelung"

The natural and supernatural worlds ; Part 1
Author: William O. Cord
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780889464438
Category: Music
Page: 319
View: 484
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Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung, and the Conditions of Ideal Manhood


Author: David Irvine
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Character
Page: 281
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Richard Wagner-Chronik


Author: Eckart Kröplin
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3476054055
Category: Music
Page: 572
View: 6862
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Die vorliegende Lebenschronik Richard Wagners, die erste seit Jahrzehnten, zeichnet Leben und Schaffen umfangreich Tag für Tag, Monat für Monat, Jahr für Jahr in seinem wechselvollen Gang mit allen Höhen und Tiefen auf. Die Datenfolgen werden angereichert durch zahlreiche Eigenzitate Wagners, durch Zeugnisse von Freunden und Zeitgenossen sowie durch Einbindung in wichtige Zeitereignisse. Wagners Entwicklung, spannungsvoll zwischen Kunst und Politik, Theater und Revolution gelagert, wird an seinen einzelnen Lebensstationen, seinen musiktheatralischen Werken und seinen kunstästhetischen wie kunstpolitischen Schriften umfangreich dokumentiert. Die Chronik kann so auch als neue Biographie Wagners gelten.

Richard Wagner's Poem the Ring of the Nibelung


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mythology, Germanic
Page: 240
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Der Magier von Bayreuth

Richard Wagner - sein Werk und seine Welt
Author: Barry Millington
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783863120290
Category:
Page: 320
View: 9961
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Guide Through the Music of R. Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung" (Der Ring Des Nibelungen)


Author: Hans von Wolzogen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 79
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Die Wibelungen

Weltgeschichte aus der Sage
Author: Richard Wagner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mythology, Norse
Page: 75
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