Barry Millington

The Ring and its Times

Undirkaflar The Ring and its Times The Social and Political Background to the Tetralogy Wagner’s Ring and its Icelandic SourcesStofnun Sigurðar Nordals 1995 This paper discusses the chief philosophical, social and political influences on Wagner and the Ring. The influence of Feuerbach and Schopenhauer is well known, but that of Hegel has generally been overlooked. …

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The Drama Transfigured by the Music

The Drama Transfigured by the Music Realizing Wagner’s aims in the rehearsal room Hvar og hvenær birt? Music or text? Which should take precedence? It’s an age-old conundrum and whole treatises – indeed whole operas – have been written on the subject. In the case of Wagner, there is a widespread assumption that ‘it’s all …

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