Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung (Paperback)

A Companion

By Stewart Spencer, Barry Millington

Thames & Hudson, 9780500281949, 383pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2000

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The translation is accompanied by Stewart Spencer's introductory essay on the libretto and a series of specially commissioned texts by Barry Millington, Roger Hollinrake, Elizabeth Magee, and Warren Darcy that discuss the cycle's musical structure, philosophical implications, medieval sources, and Wagner's own changing attitude to its meaning. With a glossary of names, a review of audio and video recordings, and a select bibliography, this book is an essential complement to Wagner's great epic.