Starting to be concerned about something special for your companion at christmas time? in 1869, wagner composed his siegfried idyll as a birthday present for his second partner, cosima. the very first performance was given on her birthday celebration on christmas time early morning by 13 players just who gathered from the staircase associated with the wagners house at tribschen to awaken cosima from her slumbers.

Thanks to the pandemic, it has been a-year of thin pickings for enthusiasts of wagners gigantic operas. this disk, combining the siegfried idyll because of the wesendonck-lieder, provides a modest but delightful makeweight.

The recordings had been created by performers through the orchestra associated with bayreuth festival into the drawing-room at wahnfried, wagners household at bayreuth. possibly surprisingly because of this many overbearing of composers, it is a homely area, and so the shows are unusually intimate.

The siegfried idyll is offered with its initial version for 13 people, that is heard comparatively rarely these days. bayreuths musical manager, christian thielemann, encourages susceptibility and beautiful solamente playing that produces the most of the chamber-music scale.

The wesendonck-lieder tend to be carried out in an arrangement by andreas n tarkmann for large sound and exact same complement of instruments. soprano camilla nylund sings with much information and restraint. the end result is light and airy, almost chaste, quite a distance through the hothouse atmosphere generally related to this music, a few of which will discover its method into tristan und isolde, the best opera of passion.

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