25 Women to Read Before You Die
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | August 11, 2015

    Felicia Day: IMG Felicia Day's Playlist for You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)



    These songs go along with some of the chapters in my book You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost). Hope you enjoy! 1. "Sooner or Later" by... Continue »
    1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$29.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
3 Local Warehouse Music- Opera
1 Remote Warehouse Music- Opera

More copies of this ISBN

Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung: A Companion

by

Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung: A Companion Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

There had long been a need for a modern English translation of Wagner’s Ring—a version that would be reliable and readable yet at the same time be a true reflection of the literary quality of the German libretto. First published in 1993, this acclaimed translation, which follows the verse form of the original exactly, filled that niche. It reads smoothly and idiomatically, yet is the result of prolonged thought and deep back- ground knowledge.

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.

Synopsis:

"An important work for Wagnerites and musical scholars."—Choice

About the Author

Stewart Spencer is a noted translator. He lives in England.Barry Millington is the editor of The Wagner Journal. He lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500281949
Editor:
Spencer, Stewart
Editor:
Millington, Barry
Editor:
Spencer, Stewart
Editor:
Millington, Barry
Commentaries by:
Magee, Elizabeth
Commentaries:
Magee, Elizabeth
Author:
Millington, Barry
Author:
Spencer, Stewart
Commentaries:
Magee, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Location:
London
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Classical
Subject:
Opera
Subject:
Operas
Subject:
Librettos
Subject:
Wagner, Richard
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Opera
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Classical
Subject:
Music | Opera
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Pbk
Series Volume:
RP-525
Publication Date:
October 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.1 x 6.2 x 1.4 in 1.44 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Siegfried in Full Score New Trade Paper $29.95
  2. The Pianist's Problems: A Modern... New Trade Paper $16.50
  3. Wagners Ring Turning Sky Round Used Trade Paper $8.00
  4. Schumann on Music: A Selection from... Used Trade Paper $6.00
  5. The Original Carter Family New Mass Market $9.95
  6. The Aesthetics of Rock (Da Capo... Used Trade Paper $9.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Music » General
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Classical
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Opera
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Opera » General
Arts and Entertainment » Music » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Libretti
History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung: A Companion New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$29.95 In Stock
Product details 384 pages Thames & Hudson - English 9780500281949 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "An important work for Wagnerites and musical scholars."—Choice
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.