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Leitmotifs, images of the Ring

Interview with Philippe Jordan

Although never used by Richard Wagner, the term leitmotif is associated more closely with him than with any other composer. Musical themes that identify a character, object, place or feeling, leitmotives - "fundamental motives" as Wagner called them - form the basis of the musical dramaturgy of the four chapters of the Ring Cycle. 

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