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by | Read by Speight Jenkins

Contemporary Culture • 4.5 hrs. • Audio Program • © 1996

How many times have you heard people complain of not liking opera because they can't understand it? The general director of the Seattle Opera, Speight Jenkins, offers help, at least for those interested in learning more about Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung. There are four cassettes in the program; each one is dedicated to sections of the opera. Carefully and with musical examples, Jenkins literally talks listeners through the entire opera, explaining the characters, their relationships, and even the rhetorical implications of certain themes in the music. There is also a helpful booklet with which listeners can follow along. Overall, Jenkins inspires listeners to enjoy the usually overlooked majesties of Wagner's Ring. R.A.P. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 97]

Retail pak • HighBridge Audio • 1996

CS ISBN 1565111605 $34.95 • Four cassettes

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Retail pak • HighBridge Audio • 1996

CS ISBN 1565111605 $34.95 • Four cassettes

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