'The ideal interpreter of the Ring ... a fascinating and valuable
study ... absorbing and convincing' Sunday Times The Ring of the
Nibelung is one of the greatest works of art created in modern
times. Roger Scruton's brilliant and passionate exploration of the
drama, music, symbolism and philosophy of Wagner's masterpiece -
with its themes of love, death, sacrifice and freedom - shows how,
ultimately, it expresses the truth about the human condition.
'Highly original and penetrating ... tremendous' Tim Blanning,
Literary Review 'A rich, historical account ... After reading this
book, only the most unadventurous reader would turn down the chance
to see Wagner's masterpiece' Economist 'A brilliant gallop through
the master's religious, musical and philosophical contexts' Sue
Prideaux, Spectator 'Scruton is one of the finest
philosopher-musicians since Schopenhauer' Jonathan Gaisman,
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