"Andrew Porter's utterly natural, often poetic, faithfully rendered English text should be a revelation...The immediacy of instant comprehension gives the entire drama an added dimension."―The New York TimesRichard Wagner's vast Der Ring des Nibelungen cycle comprises four full-length operas (Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung) and is arguably the most extraordinary achievement in the history of opera. His own libretto to the operas, translated by Andrew Porter, is an intricate system of metric patterns, imaginative metaphors and alliteration, combining to produce the music in text.
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'Andrew Porter's utterly natural, often poetic, faithfully rendered English text should be a revelation...The immediacy of instant comprehension gives the entire drama an added dimension.'--The New York TimesAbout the Author:
Richard Wagner (1813–83) redefined opera and had an overwhelming impact on German and western culture. His major works include Lohengrin, Tannhauser, Tristan and Isolde, Parzival and the four parts of The Ring of the Nibelung: The Rhinegold, The Valkyrie, Siegfried, and Twilight of the Gods.
John Deathridge is one of the world’s most respected experts on the life and work of Richard Wagner. He is Emeritus King Edward Professor of Music at King’s College London. In a long career he has taught music both in the United States and United Kingdom and been active as a conductor, organist, and piano accompanist, as well as making innumerable radio and television appearances to discuss music. He is a specialist in 19th and 20th century German music and the work of Theodor Adorno.
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Book Description Wm. Dawson & Sons Ltd., Kent, England, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Fraser, Eric (illustrator). Hardcover (no jacket) in very good condition. English translation by Andrew Porter. Slight sunning on the spine. The pages are sound; all text and illustrations are clear. Item comes in a slipcase. CM. Used. Bookseller Inventory # 468378
Book Description Dawson [&] Faber Music, 1976. 0712906983, 1976. Tall 8vo. Original gilt decorated grey cloth (lightly bumped at head and tail of spine, small tear on pp. 355-356, slightly marked at spine and on lower board), slipcase (VG). Pp. xli + 362, illus with b&w plates and drawings in text by Eric Fraser (previous owner's neat inscription on half title page). Bookseller Inventory # 112836
Book Description Dawson & Sons, Folkestone, 1976. hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Fraser, Eric (illustrator). No dust jacket. Two-part set in card slipcase. Translated by Andrew Porter. Illustrated by Eric Fraser. Text is in German and English. Book comprises text and illustrations. Second part comprises a loose-leaf suite of illustrations. Signed by Eric Fraser on contents sheet of illustration suite. Illustrations are printed on T.H. Saunders mold-made paper by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press in Cambridge. Number 6 of a special edition of 200 sets. Hand-numbered on reverse of half-title page of book. A few marks, scores and bumps on slipcase. Small faded patch on rear of slipcase. Light edge-wear on hardcover. Slight sunning on head of page block. One or two extremely small marks on illustration sheets (illustration sheets are unnumbered). Contents are clear throughout book and illustration suite. AF. Signed by Illustrator. Used. Bookseller Inventory # 468649
Book Description Dawson, London, 1976. Pub's Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Eric Fraser (illustrator). First Thus. Of this special edition, 200 sets were issued, with the separate suite of illustrations; this is number 75. The illustrations in the portfolio are printed on T. H. Saunders mould-made paper by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press in Cambridge. All the illustrations are on individual leaves. Contained in their own folding cloth folder. Both the text volume and the suite of illustrations are housed in the publisher's box. Size: 8vo. Signed By the Artist in the Portfolio. Bookseller Inventory # 24547