A documentary introduction to Richard Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen”.
Wagner Documentary : In the Eye of the Ring
Author: Dedicated Wagnerian – Bruno Lussato (1932-2009)
The documentary breaks down and reveals all the Leitmotiv’s: examples of the more than 50 leitmotivs that are part of the story; metaphors, mythology,scenes, plots, characters, and names in Richard Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen”.All 18 chapters in a chronological and logical order of events.
The Monumental Ring Cycle’s four parts :
Das Rheingold (The Rhinegold)
Die Walküre (The Valkyrie)
Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods)
The illustrations come from two famous artists, the English book illustrator the German painter Franz Stassen and Arthur Rackham; additional drawings by Polina Zinoviev. The music performed by “Orchestre Nationale de France,” conductor Jeffrey Tate.
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