Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Culmination of 26 Years of Work!!

Der Ring des Nibelungen ("The Ring of the Nibelung", "The Nibelung's Ring", or simply, "The Ring") consists of four musico-dramatic works. These four works constitute a whole, and were meant to be performed during a single week, something that is seldom done today due to the huge demands on operatic resources.

Wagner spent 26 years (from 1848 to 1874, from the time he was 35 years till he had become 61 years old) writing the text and composing the music for this all-encompassing work. Possibly, no other composer has probed deeper into the human mind than Wagner did here.

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