We recommend using a modern web browser such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge with their default settings.
WORDSWORTH AT ALA!
At the yearly gathering of booklovers held in Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center June 22 – 27, Wordsworth the Better World Bookmobile is...
Hello, I'm an eBook!
ATTENTION: This item is an eBook. It can be read on iOS, Android, MAC and PC's with a supported eReader. It is not a physical book. eBooks are available via download immediately after you've checked out.
Shipped from other seller
Harvest Book Company
This series provides not only a new translation of the libretto but also a guide through the labyrinth of the Ring, clarifying its literary and musical idiom and significance. The fundamental element of Wagner's music is the leitmotif, a short theme or motif associated with a particular person, object, event or idea. Each opera presents a panoply of these 'musical labels', which act as a unifying device, both dramatically and musically. The author clarifies Wagner's complex use of the leitmotif in the Ring and his translations of the libretto, uniquely, signal the appearance of each leitmotif in the margin running alongside the libretto.
The books can be enjoyed individually or as a series; either way they will equip the Wagner enthusiast with a fund of information to make the Ring journey more rewarding.
Each libretto volume offers scene-by-scene synopses, introductions to all the new leitmotifs of that scene, a bibliography and selective discography. The translation runs side-by-side with the German text, the margins identifying the motifs and offering a running commentary on the action.
Our best deal on used books 3 for $10 and just $3 each additional book. Shop and Save
Shop our Summer Sale going on now.Get discount code »
We match every book you purchase with a book donation. Learn more »
Come save on used books in the Clearance Aisle. Learn more »
All used inventory that ships from Better World Books may come from separate Better World Books distribution centers.
© Better World Books (BetterWorldBooks.com)