Barenboim Ring - On USB, With Interactive Extras

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday, 28 October 2013 | 4:32:00 am


Update: See video below. Also, pre-release price now confirmed on Amazon at £34.49

Not the first time that Warner Classics have released work in this format - we think the first may have been their major Bach collection - but certainly the first time they have done so with the Ring cycle. A lot of interesting extras seem to be included. Once we get our hands on a copy we shall provide some sort of review.


Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen 16GB USB flash-drive. Scheduled for release on 18 November 2013


Contents:


Music

Wagner’s complete Ring cycle available in two high quality audio formats (uncompressed WAV and 320kbps MP3)

Video

• BBC documentary: ‘Great composers - Wagner’ 

• ‘The making of the Ring’ featuring Daniel Barenboim and John Tomlinson. 

Full libretto

• The full libretti of all four operas, available to download in PDF form

Specially designed software application featuring:

• Synopses and Articles:

Full synopses for each opera and seventeen original articles covering all 

aspects of the Ring and its production.

• Leitmotif extracts and scores:

An exploration of the leitmotifs used in the Ring, with scores, extracts and descriptions covering 65 of the most prominent themes

• Illustrated comic strip:

An illustrated guide to the story of the Ring.

• Photos, biographies and other editorial.