Richard Wagner"s literary journey to the Ring

an inquiry into The Nibelung myth as sketch for a drama and related matters
  • 243 Pages
  • 4.78 MB
  • English
Xlibris Corp. , [Philadelphia?]
StatementWilliam O. Cord.
LC ClassificationsML
The Physical Object
Pagination243 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22635385M
ISBN 101413444210

This book traces Richard Wagner's literary activities as he prepared for, and then created, the libretti of his monumental music drama Der Ring des Nibelungen. The book opens with a review of Wagner's creative work prior tothe year in which he wrote the composition that would serve as a guide-plan for the lengthy : William O.

Cord. Richard Wagner's works are as immense as they are influential: the four-part, hour saga Der Ring des Nibelungen is the most analysed opera of all time.

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And yet, Wagner was arrogant and virulently anti-semitic. The Ring's four operas are well-represented by Thomas' & Kane's comic-book format. The graphics are mostly well-done and the writing appropriately archaic-sounding. Alberich, Mime, Fasolt & Fafner (giant version) are all drawn to be exceedingly gross, yet strangely sympathetic (this is especially true of Mime)/5(9).

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This book traces Richard Wagner's literary activities as he prepared for, and then created, the libretti of his monumental music drama Der Ring des Nibelungen.

The book opens with a review of Wagner's creative work prior tothe year in which he wrote the composition that would serve as a guide-plan for the lengthy Ring. Here are the most valuable books and other resources I have found on Richard Wagner’s great opera cycle, The Ring of the Nibelung (composed of Rhinegold, Valkyrie, Siegfried, and Twilight of the Gods.) Most links are for more info atan affiliate.

Wagner became the towering figure of German opera, and his four-opera cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), was the most complete expression of his artistic philosophy.

By redefining the operatic genre and widening its musical vocabulary, Wagner paved the way for twentieth-century operas such as the masterpieces of Alban. Der Ring des Nibelungen, or the Ring cycle, is an unsurpassed exaltation of German heritage and mythology.

In places, Wagner tells the story with the orchestra, using leitmotifs—fragments of melody that convey emotions and themes as they recur in varying contexts. It is even possible for the orchestra to convey ideas that are hidden from the. Richard Wagner has books on Goodreads with ratings.

Richard Wagner’s most popular book is The Ring of the Nibelung. Richard Wagner's vast Der Ring des Nibelungen cycle comprises four full-length operas (Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung) and is arguably the most extraordinary achievement in the history of own libretto to the operas, translated by Andrew Porter, is an intricate system of metric patterns, imaginative metaphors and alliteration,/5.

Haupterscheinungen Der Kunst- Und Kulturgeschichte Im Lichte Der Anschauung Richard Wagners. Richard Wagner $ Richard Wagner's Briefe an Theodor Uhlig, Wilhelm Fischer, Ferdinand Heine English Words to Richard Wagner's Der Ring Des Nibelungen, in the Alliterative Verse of the Original.

We personally assess every book's quality and. Richard Wagner's vast Ring cycle, comprising four full-length operas, is arguably the most extraordinary achievement in the history of opera.

The libretto to the work is more than a literary work of art; its intricate system of metric patterns, imaginative metaphors, ample use of alliteration and its singability combine to create something unique -- the music is in the series.

C.S. Lewis was a big fan of Wagner's ring cycle, and took him to see the opera when they were in London together (they were good friends). Tolkien liked the opera, and to say that he wasn't inspired by it would be too far - while he was inspired by older Norse and Germanic myths and legends, neither of them feature a corrupting ring - Wagner's cycle does.

David J. Levin Richard Wagner, Fritz Lang, and the Nibelungen Princeton University Press, ; ISBN ; pages This highly original book draws on narrative and film theory, psychoanalysis, and musicology to explore the relationship between aesthetics and anti-Semitism in two controversial landmarks in German culture.

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David Levin. Contents The Wagner Cliché Wagner the Man The Story Wagner's Music--The Leitmotifs Scenes From the Ring Return to Wagner Ring page Return to my home page All the sound bites for these pages are taken from the Bayreuth Festival performance conducted by.

All the best: Wagner’s Ring A round-up of the finest recordings of Wagner’s ‘Ring’, as the opera world prepares to celebrate the composer’s bicentenary next year. The Online Books Page. Online Books by. Richard Wagner (Wagner, Richard, ) Online books about this author are available, as is a Wikipedia article.

Wagner, Richard, The Art-Work of the Future, trans. by William Ashton Ellis (HTML at ) Wagner, Richard,contrib.: Bayreuther Blätter (partial serial archives) Wagner, Richard. The Ring Cycle is about the gods, but the gods as conceived by a modern artist, whose concern is to create a myth that will comprehend all the principles – moral, political and spiritual – by which the modern world is governed.

It is a story of the gods for people who have no gods to believe in. "Whoever may be interested in Richard Wagner's music will appreciate this book, full of biographical, historical, philosophical, and musicological background information on the origins of his final stage work, Parsifal.

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But for a theologian interested in Wagner. A superb new translation of one of the greatest nineteenth century poems: the libretto to Wagner's Ring Cycle, in a Penguin Classics hardcover designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith 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 /5(1). The Paperback of the Richard Wagner's Religious Ideas: A Spiritual Journey by Alan D.

Aberbach at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be : Synopsis of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen Das Rheingold Scene i (at the bottom of the Rhine): The Nibelung, Alberich, steals the gold guarded by the Rhinemaidens, with the intention of fashioning a ring which will give him limitless power.

Addeddate External-identifier urn:imslp_record_id:UmljaGFyZCBXYWduZXIncyBQcm9zZSBXb3JrcyAoV2FnbmVyLCBSaWNoYXJkKQ==. Richard Wagner: The Man, His Mind and His Music ; The Perfect Wagnerite and Ring Resounding (3 Vol Slipcased set) by Robert W. Gutman: Richard Wagner: The Man, His Mind, and His Music by Robert W.

Gutman: Richard Wagners "Ring der Nibelungen" im Lichte des deutschen Strafrechts by Ernst von Pidde — not in English Common Knowledge. The above-quoted words were written to me by a friend after he had read an essay of mine in the Imaginative Conservative in which I listed some of my favourite works of classical music.

The essay praised the music of Tallis, Byrd, Verdi, Fauré, Allegri, Schubert, and Bach, and ranged in scope from anonymous songs from fourteenth-century Catalonia to modern film. The Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung book series by Richard Wagner includes books Das Rheingold, The Valkyrie: First Day of the Trilogy: The Ring of the Niblung, Siegfried: English National Opera Gu and several more.

See the complete Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Few musical works loom as large in Western culture as Richard Wagner's four-part Ring of the Finding an Ending, two eminent philosophers, Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht, offer an illuminating look at this greatest of Wagner's achievements, focusing on its far-reaching and subtle exploration of problems of meanings and endings in this life and world/5(4).

Biography. Early life. Richard Wagner was born onthe ninth child of Carl Friedrich Wagner, who was a clerk in the Leipzig police service.

Wagner's father died of typhus six months after Richard's birth, by which time Wagner's mother, Johanna Rosine Wagner, was living with the actor and playwright Ludwig name: Wilhelm Richard Wagner. Richard Wagner: Lorin Maazel, Berliner Philharmoniker - Der „Ring“ Ohne Worte The “Ring” Without Words ‎ (CD, Club, RE) Telarc, Telarc CD, 65 74/5(16).

Pages in category "Essays by Richard Wagner" The following 7 pages are in this category, out of 7 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (). Richard Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung: : R. Wagner, Roy Thomas: Books. Skip to main content. Try Prime Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Basket.

Books. Go Search /5(48).As a musician and a literary artist, James Joyce was in a unique position to know well the music-dramas of Richard Wagner. His youthful interest in Wagner was undoubtedly affected and in some cases inspired by his knowledge of intermediary artists like Shaw, Yeats, Moore, Symons, D'Annunzio, and Dujardin.

Wagner's influence on Joyce was not simply to provide him with Author: Timothy Peter Martin.THE RING. Das Rheingold () German The Rhine Gold English. Die Walküre () German The Valkyries English. Siegfried () German Siegfried English. Götterdämmerung () German Twilight of the Gods English.