Thursday, 16 March 2006

Arthur Rackham - illustration from Wagner's Ring: Brunnhilde

Illustrator Arthur Rackham produced an entire folio of beautiful illustrations to accompany Wagner's 'Ring.' This scene comes from the last scene of the final night of the four-night 'Ring Cycle,' in which Bruunnhilde leaps into the flames, and in that act she brings about the downfall of the Gods and a new world swept clean. Wonderful stuff.

TAGS: Music, Art

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  1. For lovers of Wagner's "Ring", internationally acclaimed composer/pianist DANIEL ABRAMS will be presenting the American premier of his "Musical Portraits from Wagner's Ring" (from his "opera For Piano" series) on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at The Mannes College of Music, 150 West 85 St, NYC at 8 pm No charge: seating begins at 7:30 pm

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