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Wagner's "Seigfried Idyll"

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by Pete G, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. Pete G

    Pete G

    Dec 31, 2001
    Northern Virginia
    I'd like to look at this in one of my excerpt books before a first rehearsal next week, but none of the books has anything labelled "Siegfried Idyll."

    In what part of the opera does this appear? Does anyone know if it's in the F. Zimmerman Wagner excerpt book?
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    It was written as a separate piece for Cosima,to celebrate the birth of their son Siegfried - well before the Ring Cycle and has existed subsequently as an orchestral feature, like the Liebestod - although he does introduce similar themes into Act III of Siegfried.

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