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May 11, 2010

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Bob Thomas

You just did and I thank you for the suggestion. Actually, there are dozens of books one could recommend but most of them, including Newman's opus, are quite lengthy. One of the benefits of the Culshaw and Lee books are their brevity.

A.C. Douglas

Hello.

You might suggest to your readers that most comprehensive one-stop introduction to the _Ring_ (and all of Wagner's operas and music-dramas, for that matter) contained in the book, _The Wagner Operas_ (titled in England, _Wagner Nights_) by the great music critic, musicologist, and foremost Wagner biographer, Ernest Newman. It's available in paperback at Amazon.com at the following URL:

http://www.amazon.com/Wagner-Operas-Ernest-Newman/dp/0691027161/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273593128&sr=1-1

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