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The must for Wagner's lovers,
This review is from: Wagner: An Introduction to Der Ring des Nibelungen (Audio CD)
This is a truly fascinating lecture explaining the Ring motifs by the professional musicologist. Illustrated by music citations from Solti's Ring, it provides a pure joy for the listener plus the "evolutionary" perspective of the motifs. They are not presented by their order of appearance in the four operas, but the narration guides the listener through the way Wagner constructed his music, changing one motif into another, etc.
Wow ! this disgusting crook, antisemitic seducer of his friend's wives, the favourite composer of Hitler was a true genius, and after listening to this CD set you will exactly know why.