A comprehensive guide to Wagner's THE RING OF THE NIBELUNG, featuring insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis, and Story Narrative with over 90 Music Highlight Examples of THE RHEINGOLD, THE VALKYRIE, SIEGFRIED, and TWILIGHT OF THE GODS.
Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung is a colossus of music theater, a powerful music drama that absorbs its listeners into profound universal themes and ideas that are primal and timeless', in all respects, the Ringaddresses the ...
Author: Burton D. Fisher
Publisher: Opera Journeys Publishing
A treasure is taken by force. The Rhine-gold has been fashioned into a ring of dominion! Thereafter, crime after crime is committed in vain attempts by gods and mortals alike to possess its power of influence. However, each attempt must be paid for by crushing personal loss that serves only to drive the pursuer ever more fiercely to possess the cursed artifact. In the heart of this web of tragedy, a god struggles with the destiny that he himself had wrought for his kind. Having touched the Rhine-gold, no peace is possible for him until he has won the weapon that he hopes to wield in the struggle to avert ultimate disaster to the gods. As his schemes to regain the lost treasure become ever more complex, his losses become ever more terrible. Unheeding of the price revealed to him, he rages on until he has to ask: is the prize worth the loss of his mortal son and his immortal daughter?
“Do not try any tricks, Nibelung. Do only as I command, or our bargain will be swiftly concluded—to our advantage.” Alberich gulped, then slowly, withdrew the ring from his pocket. Slipping it on, he kissed its smooth surface, ...
Author: T. Darren
Presents a graphic novel adaptation of Wagner's "Ring Cycle."
E。 sinceitwasfirst performedat Bayreuthin 1876 Wagners Der Ring des Nibelungen has presented producerswithvisual problems When does the action take place? In mythical times. Howdidpeopledressinmythicaltimes?Wedon't know But Wagner in ...
Author: P. Craig Russel
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Category: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
The author discusses literary and poetic rather than the musical elements of Richard Wagner's treatment of the Teutonic myth of the Nibelungs.
The idea of the original lays of the Nibelungs appears partly , but not altogether , clouded ; yet despite this fact ... Besides , the " Ring of the Nibelung " ends with the death of Siegfried and Brunhild , while in the Nibelungen Lied ...
Category: Mythology, Germanic
A superb new translation of one of the greatest nineteenth century poems: the libretto to Wagner's Ring cycle The scale and grandeur of Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung has no precedent and no successor. It preoccupied Wagner for much of his adult life and revolutionized the nature of opera, the orchestra, the demands on singers and on the audience itself. The four operas-The Rhinegold, The Valkyrie, Siegfried and Twilight of the Gods - are complete worlds, conjuring up extraordinary mythological landscapes through sound as much as staging. Wagner wrote the entire libretto before embarking on the music. Discarding the grand choruses and bravura duets central to most operas, he used the largest musical forces in the context often of only a handful of singers on stage. The words were essential: he was telling a story and making an argument in a way that required absolute attention to what was said. The libretto for The Ring lies at the heart of nineteenth century culture. It is in itself a work of power and grandeur and it had an incalculable effect on European and specifically German culture. John Deathridge's superb new translation, with notes and a fascinating introduction, is essential for anyone who wishes to get to grips with one of the great musical experiences.
Richard Wagner. 24 See the 'Explanatory Report for the Principal Plans for the Monumental Festival Theatre [in ... Die sagengeschichtlichen Grundlagen der Ringdichtung Richard Wagners [The Foundations of Richard Wagner's Ring Poem in ...
Author: Richard Wagner
Publisher: Penguin UK
This volume comprises papers presented at the 1988 Wagner conference in Seattle exploring this opera cycle as music, myth, theatre art, and literature, including comparisons with T. S. Eliot's The Wasteland and James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake.
because it has been the subject of much serious scholarship , especially the most recent work of Jacob Katz.2 What is less clear , however , is the degree to which Wagner's music dramas , particularly Der Ring des Nibelungen , reflect ...
Author: Edwin Mellen Press
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is one of the most influential theatrical works ever written. It is a powerful music-drama on a grand scale, a full appreciation of which depends on an understanding of exactly what is being sung. Wagner's German was deliberately archaic and romantic; until recently, there has been no singing translation which transmits with genuine feeling the complex and literate text, matching the stress and inflection in the score. This translation, commissioned by the English National Opera Company for their highly successful production of The Ring in English, is the work of Andrew Porter, music critic of The New Yorker. The edition includes a German text and Mr. Porter has provided an essay dealing with the problems of translating the work. Book jacket.
The edition includes a German text and Mr. Porter has provided an essay dealing with the problems of translating the work. Book jacket.
Author: Richard Wagner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
A cycle of four German-language epic music dramas composed by Richard Wagner.
They are the Giant Compact Motive combined with the Nibelung motive ( the latter combined with the Giant Motive and Motive of the Hoard ) and the Ring Motive , which breaks in upon the action with tragic force as Wotan refuses to give ...
Author: Gustav Kobbé
ors , the Nibelung assumes the form of a toad , With craven fear The coward freeze ; whereupon the gods seize him ... Nibelung , and finally Loge wrests the Ring Wotan absolutely refuses to give up this part from his grasp , after which ...
Author: John P. Jackson