First published by Summit Books 1990
Re-published by Limelight Editions 1998, 2004
Dedicated to Edward Downes
Contains his 5 intermission radio broadcasts on “the Ring”.
The scripts of his four intermission features (of 1, 8, 15 and 22 April 1989) form the Introduction and Chapters two, three and four of this book.
Chapter 1 is based on an intermission talk given in the previous season (16 January 1998) on “Das Rheingold.”
- DAS RHEINGOLD
- DIE WALKURE
The eminent scholar, C.S. Lewis, recording his reactions when he first encountered “the Ring”, exclaimed: “the sky turned round”.