One Act Down, Four Hours to Go: Perspectives from the Pit of Wagner’s Ring Cycle

One Act Down, Four Hours to Go: Perspectives from the Pit of Wagner’s Ring Cycle

In September, 2013, Allegro published a three-part series of articles by MET Orchestra Musicians celebrating the 200th birthday of Richard Wagner. In the final of these, principal trumpet David Krauss tells the story of his personal journey through Wagner's Ring Cycle.

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Reading Between the Notes

Reading Between the Notes

What goes through the minds of the individual members of an orchestra while they’re performing? To find out, I sat down with six MET Orchestra Musicians to discuss a particular passage they variously described as “some of the most beautiful music ever written,” “a thrilling culmination of everything that comes before,” and “one of the moments that remind me why I became a musician.”

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