Siegfried Idyll, WWV 103

Richard Wagner

Performers : Le OFF (musiciens de l'Orchestre de Paris)

Instruments : Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Contrabass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Bassoon, Horn 1, Horn 2, Trumpet

Level : Advanced

Pitch : 442Hz

Available movements

About :Richard Wagner composed Siegfried Idyll at a very happy time in his life. He had just become a father for the third time and named his son Siegfried. He had also just married Cosima, the daughter of the composer Franz Liszt. Siegfried-Idyll is intended as a surprise for his wife on her birthday. The preparations were organised with the utmost secrecy. An orchestra of 15 musicians is formed by a few friends. The musicians sneak into the house in the morning while Cosima is still sleeping. At seven o'clock, the orchestra begins to play...
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