Wagner's "Ring of the Nibelung": Companion: A Companion (Paperback)

by Richard Wagner, Barry Millington, Stuart Spencer, Stewart Spencer

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This is the first literal, word-for-word translation of Wagners epic masterwork with the full German text. Stewart Spencer's version is at once reliable and readable, adhering closely to the original verse form and to Wagners poetic intentions. The German text is given in parallel, and Spencer also contributes illuminating footnote and an introductory essay. Other specially commissioned essays discuss the Cycles musical structure, its philosophical implications, its medieval sources and Wagners own changing attitude to its meaning. An appendix of Wagners rejected versions, copious notes on the translation, a glossary of the names of characters in the Ring, an extensive bibliography and reviews of CD- and video-recordings conclude the volume.

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Published
04/09/2000

Publisher
Thames & Hudson Ltd

ISBN
9780500281949


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