Wagner: Orchestral Music from the Ring Cycle – Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

March 29, 2018, 9:00 am

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The essential meaning of Wagner’s magnum opus Der Ring des Nibelungen is wrapped up in the composer’s own lifetime pursuit of transcendent romance, with the redemption of eternal love one of the primary tenets of this and his other music dramas. Wagner’s gift for orchestral color and scenic characterization make his operas highly suited to the genre of the tone poem. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and music director JoAnn Falletta present seven excerpts evoking major scenarios in the saga.