This is an illustrated talk about the Ring's musical motifs using illustrations mostly from the Solti DECCA recording, but with some special recordings. I found it fascinating. Although I already had a good basic understanding of the Ring and its structure, I was anazed at the musical relationships _between_ so many of the motifs. Cooke also gives to 'worked examples' of orchestral extracts built from many motifs. The book contains the annotated music for all the 193 musical examples used in the talk.