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Radio program on The Ring Cycle

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 22, 2008

Speaking of leitmotifs, it’s a primary topic of conversation in this wonderful WNYC radio program about Richard Wagner’s quartet of operas, The Ring Cycle.

It might seem hyperbole to claim, as many Wagnerites do, that The Ring Cycle is “The Greatest Work of Art Ever.” But the grandeur and power of this monumental work have permeated our culture from Star Wars to Bugs Bunny to J.R.R. Tolkien.

And Led Zeppelin! The program is hosted by Radio Lab’s Jad Abumrad. (thx, billy & laura)

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