The Ring of the Nibelung, Volume 2

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1977 - Drama - 329 pages
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"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 understand-ing of exactly what is being sung. Wagner's German was deliber-ately 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."--Publisher's description.

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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

Yes, I know, Wagner was a racist SOB. But he also was a genius, and this is one of his greatest works with glorious music--my favorite of his in fact. Dragons, Valkyries and Dwarfs! All good. And yes ... Read full review


The Valkyrie
On the Valkyrie Rock
The Gibichung Hall on the Rhine then On the Valkyrie Rock
In front of the Gibichung Hall
A Wild Wooded and Rocky Valley on the Rhine then the Gibichung

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About the author (1977)

Richard Wagner has authored several books, focusing on two very different themes: religion and technology. In the religious genre his books include: The Expeditionary Man, The Myth of Happiness, and several "For Dummies" books designed to make faith "easily approachable for postmodern readers". These books include C.S. Lewis & Narnia For Dummies, Christianity For Dummies, and Christian Prayer For Dummies. On the technology front his books include: Adobe AIR For Dummies, XSLT For Dummies, and Building Facebook Applications For Dummies. Wagner also works as Senior Developer for Maark, a strategic and interactive B2B marketing firm in Boston. He also was the inventor/architect of NetObjects ScriptBuilder. Wagner graduated from Taylor University and went to graduate school at American University.

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