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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

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Sun 19 Jan 2020 08:48


Role Contributor
Presenter Roger Scruton
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

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