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MUSIC APPRECIATION: WAGNER’S RING – AN INTRODUCTION (DVD EXTRACTS)
February 18th at 18:30 to February 20th at 13:30
Teased and rejected by the beguiling Rhinemaidens, Alberich, a devious dwarf from Nibelheim, steals the Rhine gold and sets in motion Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Each new drama adds characters and depth to the saga: Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, with an enlarged orchestra as the central story-teller using a web of memorable leitmotives to bring diversity and unity to Wagner’s vast structure. Power, deception, wisdom, innocence, lust, greed, revenge and murder all feature; plus redemptive love, best represented by Brünnhilde, one of Wagner’s most inspiring musical creations.
Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france)
Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162