Das Rheingold: The Illustrated flashbook - Arthur Rackham

Written By The Wagnerian on Saturday, 19 May 2012 | 7:24:00 pm

I was playing around with electronic flashbooks for something completely different and while testing different services  I made the following  as a sort of tester. It should come as little surprise that it turned out to be Wagner related I suppose.  Anyway, here it is should it be of interest: Arthur Rackham's illustrations for Rheingold. If enough people are interested I might get round do doing the same for his illustrations for the rest of the Ring.

If you happen to be unfamiliar with Rackham, there is a brief biography in the back of the book. Hopefully, his illustrations should  be immediately recognizable as as they tend to be used wherever a discussion of Wagner is found.

And while your reading it, why not listen to a little Rheingold from Furtwangler at the same time?