Of the four works in the Ring cycle, Gotterdammerung is perhaps the grandest and most sweeping of all. Wagner began composing the musical drafts of Gotterdammerung in 1869. Five years later, the work was complete ― the capstone of an epic masterpiece that aroused near-relig... read more
Salome in Full Score by Richard Strauss A striking display of atmospheric color brought about by instrumental means, Salome was Strauss' first great operatic success, and now ranks among the basic works of 20th-century music-drama. Definitive Fürstner score, now extremely rare.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in Full Score by Richard Wagner One of the greatest of comic operas, here is an extraordinarily adept and vivacious wedding of libretto and musical score. Meticulously reproduced from the definitive C. F. Peters edition. Features lay-flat sewn binding.
Rackham's Color Illustrations for Wagner's "Ring" by Arthur Rackham, James Spero This edition of Rackham's images, widely regarded as the greatest representations of Wagner's drama, comprises 64 full-page color illustrations and 9 vignettes from Siegfried, The Twilight of the Gods, The Rhinegold, and The Valkyrie.
Don Carlos in Full Score by Giuseppe Verdi Based on Schiller's tragedy about intrigue at the court of Philip II, Don Carlos ranks among Verdi's most complex and challenging works. This modestly priced version is reproduced from the authoritative G. Ricordi edition.
The Perfect Wagnerite by George Bernard Shaw Lively, witty examination by the famous playwright of the Ring Cycle's philosophic and social ideology. Additional topics include Wagner's life, music drama versus grand opera, Siegfried's character, and much more.
Of the four works in the Ring cycle, Gotterdammerung is perhaps the grandest and most sweeping of all. Wagner began composing the musical drafts of Gotterdammerung in 1869. Five years later, the work was complete ― the capstone of an epic masterpiece that aroused near-religious fervor among its devotees. Available in U.S. only in this edition. Reprinted directly from rare 1877 first edition.
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