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Wagner: An Introduction to Der Ring des Nibelungen (2 CDs)

By Richard Wagner, Deryke Cooke, Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Georg Solti

1968 • 40 songs

  1. 1.
    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 1. Of all great musical compositions (Ex.1-4)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 2. The fundamental symbol (Ex.5-11)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 3. Returning now to the Nature Motive (Ex.12-16)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 4. A number of further motives (Ex.17-21)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 5. A second, much smaller family (Ex.22-25)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 6. So much for nature (Ex.26-38)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 7. The cause of the deterioration (Ex.39-44)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 8. The other transformation (Ex.45-48)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 9. Several other motives (Ex.49-52)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 10. Two further motives (Ex.41,53-61)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 11. Basic motive associated with the spear (Ex.62/68) (Ex.62/8)(Ex.62/8)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 12. Along another, more complex line (Ex.69-72)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 13. In Act 2 of "Walküre" (Ex.69,73-75)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 14. Returning now to Act 2 of "Walküre (Ex.76-79)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 15. Love is another of the central symbols (Ex.80-83)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 16. Later in the same scene (Ex.84-87)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 17. Freia's motive has 2 independent segments (Ex.88-91
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 18. The label "Flight" (Ex.92)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 19. When Fasolt, in Scene 2 of "Rhinegold" (Ex.93-8)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 20. A little later in this interlude (Ex.99-103)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 21. The other new motive (Ex.104-09)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 22. There are several independent love-motives (Ex.110-
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 23. The characters in whose lives (Ex.115-120)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 24. One further motive belongs (Ex.121)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 25. The sword motive recurs (Ex.122-130)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 26. Ironically, this phrase (Ex.131-5)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 27. Closely associated with Gutrune's motive (Ex.136-40
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 28. Here we come to the end (Ex.141-6)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 29. Complementary to this symbol (Ex.147-9)
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    Der Ring des Nibelungen - An Introduction by Deryck Cooke (with musical examples): 30. One last central symbol (Ex.150-7)
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