Wagner, Siegfried Idyll

Discussion in 'Music' started by Tom Hart, Jan 19, 2019.

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  1. Tom Hart

    Tom Hart Puritan Board Junior

    I just put my son to sleep to this beautiful music. I thought I'd share it.

    Wagner is one of my favourite composers, and von Karajan one of my favourite conductors.

     
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  2. Jeri Tanner

    Jeri Tanner Moderator Staff Member

    Lovely! Thanks for posting.
     
  3. Alan D. Strange

    Alan D. Strange Puritan Board Junior

    As Furtwangler's successor (quite a story there!), HVK brought the Berliner Phil. to new heights. I love the stories about his closed eyes, especially of some concerto soloists who found it somewhat disconcerting (pun perhaps intended!).

    He was a truly remarkable conductor, especially of Wagner and Bruckner!

    Peace,
    Alan
     
  4. Taylor Sexton

    Taylor Sexton Puritan Board Junior

    Wagner was a piece of work who could certainly compose a piece of work. My wife and I actually fell in love with each other due to our mutual love of Wagner while we were both in music school. Wagner had this remarkable ability to write a four-hour-long deceptive cadence, pushing tonality to its limits, thereby holding his audience captive by the throat due to the longing for resolve.
     
  5. timfost

    timfost Puritan Board Junior

    Tristan chord, anyone?
     
  6. Taylor Sexton

    Taylor Sexton Puritan Board Junior

    Never before did one chord change music history forever. Ugh, I love it!
     
  7. Alan D. Strange

    Alan D. Strange Puritan Board Junior

    Agreed, of course. But "never before" did I witness an "Amen" to the evocation of that chord! Only on the PB!

    Peace,
    Alan
     
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  8. Alan D. Strange

    Alan D. Strange Puritan Board Junior

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    I feel as if I am caught in a perpetual loop from which we'll never escape! I cannot "amen" your "amen" of my noting the curiosity of Taylor saying "amen" to your observation about the Tristan chord. :rolleyes:

    Peace,
    Alan
     
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  9. Taylor Sexton

    Taylor Sexton Puritan Board Junior

    This is going to get ugly fast. Mods better shut this one down.
     
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