The Ring of the Nibelung
Following the death of the philosopher and author, Sir Roger Scruton - a talk he did in 2016 on one of his favourite subjects, Wagner.
Following the death of the philosopher, author and self-professed Wagner fan, Sir Roger Scruton, this is one of our favourite talks he did for the series.
As Wagner’s Ring – that huge and controversial cycle of operas - went on tour around the UK, Roger talked about why The Ring is absolutely a story for our time.
"I have loved The Ring and learned from it for over 50 years and for me, it is quite simply the truth about our world - but the truth expressed by means of music of unquestionable authority and supreme melodic and harmonic power".
The talk was first broadcast in 2016.
Producer: Adele Armstrong
- Fri 3 Jun 2016 20:50
- Sun 5 Jun 2016 08:48
- Fri 17 Jan 2020 20:50
- Sun 19 Jan 2020 08:48