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Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods): English National Opera Guide 31 Richard Wagner

Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods): English National Opera Guide 31

Richard Wagner

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ISBN : 9780714544328
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128 pages
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English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original. Richard Wagner’s fifteen-hour operatic cycle The Ring of theMoreEnglish National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original. Richard Wagner’s fifteen-hour operatic cycle The Ring of the Nibelung ends with this great music drama. Michael Tanner’s essay tackles the scale and meaning not just of this work but of Wagner’s whole undertaking, showing that Götterdämmerung is—for all its length—his fastest-moving drama. Composer Robin Holloway brings the focus of creative genius to his discussion of the score, while Christopher Winkle’s article analyses Brunnhilde’s concluding monologue. The ninety numbered musical themes of the Thematic Guide are cross-referenced to the other Ring guides.