Wagner's Ring - A Tale Told in Music
Wagner’s Ring - A Tale Told in Music, a 4 DVD box set, is essential viewing for everyone with the slightest interest in The Ring. It opens up new horizons for all: young and old, nervous first-timers and seasoned Ring-goers. Each of the four episodes of A Tale Told in Music focuses on one of the operas, and Emeritus Professor Heath Lees explores the music at the piano, explaining simply the techniques used. The films also include interviews with Wagner experts, and performances by professional opera singers.
In Wagner’s Ring – A Tale Told in Music Emeritus Professor Heath Lees vividly reveals the complex workings at the heart of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen - its leitmotifs, relationships and transformations.
Heath follows Wagner’s lead and concentrates first and foremost on the music of Wagner’s Ring, guiding the viewer through each of the four operas and throwing the spotlight on the composer’s techniques and effects. In an informative and engaging manner, he shows how the many themes come to embody a person or an event, or an emotion . . . and how they are subtly changed as the story unfolds.
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