Richard Wagner - Siegfried Idyll


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Conductor: Sergiu Celibidache & Münchner Philharmoniker Apart from the operas, Wagner composed a small number of pieces; this stems from his reluctance to conceive music which didn't belong to the sacredness of the drama, fundamental expression of his thought. The "Siegfried Idyll" is a symphonic poem for chamber orchestra, composed by Richard Wagner (1813-1883) as a birthday present to his second wife, Cosima, after the birth of their son Siegfried in 1869. It was first performed on Christmas morning, 25 December 1870, by a small ensemble on the stairs of their villa at Tribschen. Wagner's opera "Siegfried", which was premiered in 1876, incorporates music from the Idyll. It was once thought that the Idyll borrowed musical ideas intended for the opera, but it is now known that the opposite is the case: Wagner adapted melodic material from an unfinished chamber piece in the Idyll and later incorporated it into the love scene between Siegfried and Brunhilde in the opera.



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Tyler Young
Happy birthday, Cheryl.
Marshall Roe
judaism! where are you!?!
Cameron Gray
This is a very strange comment section.
joysglobal
In this rendition, i can see Wagner as he stood on the stairs picturing the sounds drifting up and awakening Cosima in a sense of wonder. She rises and carries their son to the head of the stairs looking down on her husband with a smile that few of us will ever know . This is the most tender version I have ever heard and it's wonderful. Thank you!
Dark Endless
If only Siegfried Kircheis were here...
Maurice Boes
This is not from this earth. ‘Wagner’s music is destined to achieve greatness beyond this world’ - MS
Algemein
Das ist so schon
paolo galliani
Wagner music is so sublime
paolo galliani
Wagner is a God of Music...only a God could have witten this piece...i am italian but Verdi is nothing compared to Wagner
Edmund Karner
It's not the same without Mein Freund.
Natendowii
This Video would be Better if Kircheis were here...
Rakesh Mathur
Wagner composed the Siegfried Idyll as a birthday present to his second wife, Cosima, after the birth of their son Siegfried in 1869. It was first performed on Christmas morning, 25 December 1870,[1] by a small ensemble of the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich on the stairs of their villa at Tribschen (today part of Lucerne), Switzerland. Cosima awoke to its opening melody. Conductor Hans Richter played the brief trumpet part in that private performance.[2] The original title was Triebschen Idyll with Fidi's birdsong and the orange sunrise, as symphonic birthday greeting. Presented to his Cosima by her Richard. "Fidi" was the family's nickname for their son Siegfried. It is thought that the birdsong and the sunrise refer to incidents of personal significance to the couple. Wagner's opera Siegfried, which was premiered in 1876, incorporates music from the Idyll. Wagner adapted the material from an unfinished chamber piece into the Idyll before giving the theme to Brunhilde in the opera's final scene.[3] The work also uses a German lullaby, "Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf (de)", played by solo oboe. Ernest Newman discovered it was linked to the Wagners' older daughter Eva. This and other musical references, whose meaning remained unknown to the outside world for many years, reveal the idyll's levels of personal significance for both Wagner and Cosima.[4] Wagner originally intended the Siegfried Idyll to remain a private piece.[5] However, due to financial pressures, he decided to sell the score to publisher B. Schott in 1878.[3] In doing so, Wagner expanded the orchestration to 35 players to make the piece more marketable.[3] The original piece is scored for a small chamber orchestra of 13 players: flute, oboe, two clarinets, bassoon, two horns, trumpet, two violins, viola, cello and double bass. The trumpet part is very brief, lasting only 13 measures. The piece is commonly played today by orchestras with more than one player on each string part. Modern performances are much slower than those of earlier years.[6]
Zarathustra
if you cover up the left side of his face and look at the right he looks evil but if you do the opposite he looks lost, innocent & romantic..
Jebuiz y'har
Kircheis ;-;
Gloria Torres
curb your enthusiasm brought me here. this piece is absolutely gorgeous. thanks for uploading. :-)
Obey Silence
when you turn loud and listen at 7:06 - 7:10 there is a cough
Hamza B
LD brought me here
Bubblegum 1
It is utterly sublime. It harmonizes with one's soul.
gerontius34
Utterly beautiful.
whatever
I have just begun to appreciate classical music. I always seem to be drawn to Wagner. This is my favorite piece. Absolutely beautiful!
SymphonyBrahms
News flash to all of the anti-semites on here. Wagner's mother had an affair right before Wagner was born. After her husband died she married the man that she had the affair with. He was Jewish. Wagner himself said that he suspected the man was his real father. And during his lifetime it was rumored that Wagner had a Jewish ancestor. Wagner also hired Jewish musicians for his orchestras. He disliked the Jewish religion, and wanted to convert Jews to Christianity. Wagner was not a nice person. He borrowed money without paying it back, he stole another man's wife, he cheated on her, he was an egomaniac, a bigot, and a writer of stupid editorial diatribes. But he also composed some of the most beautiful music in the world.
Никита Юрков
Wagner is God!
Никита Юрков
Fantastisch.
Gianni Franceschi
:') ... ... ...
kevin 11121
I found this by way of music class in college. Once hearing this, I wanted to hear more of what Wagner had composed. Lo and behold, the Ring cycle was broadcast on PBS in NYC about this time (late 80's). I had a copy on cassette of the instrumentals, and discovered the dangers of listening to it while in the subway. One can't help but walk majestically while listening to the Gods enterning Valhalla
D Wetick
This piece was played when Colonel Eduard Seibert visits Dr Mengele at his estate in the film "The Boys from Brazil."
Hyunchul Kim
Oh, Wagner's love and affection  for Cosima could have been more artistic than this music !
Herbert Eichelberger
Outstanding !
Ralphuzzo Impossibile
Ja, Ja, Ja - er war ein Egomane, ein Antisemit, ein Pumpgenie, ein weiss der Teufel was... Es hilft nichts, ich liebe seine Musik!
David Fletcher
The most high iq baby s come to mothers that listenn to Waner before giving birth !
Gérard Begni
THis serenade to his wife is written using several leitmotives from the Ring of Niebelungen.
Sixayvar Ayvar
MEINE NAME IST SIGFRIED AUCH.....
. flamethrower1232
"WAGNER BABY" as we started saying in my marching band, as we're doing Wagner as our show this year
thesecret
this is the best performance i've ever heard of this piece, thanks Celibidache.
Stan Dumitru
Nu stiu sa citesc notele dar sunt fascinat de Wagner!!
Michael Ginzburg
LD
thiago Aguiar
Larry David brought me here
Pablokolter
Saint-Saëns had stunned Wagner himself when he sight-read the entire orchestral scores of Lohengrin, Tristan und Isolde, and Siegfried.
Fatma Dridi Ben Aissa
Wonderful! Richard Wagner ,composed Siegfried Idyll  as a birthday gift for his second wife, Cosima, after the birth of their son Siegfried in 1869. Partagé sur Google+
Miguel Rey
4:55 - 6:15 One of the most touching moments in music history..
Am I right Folks
said goodbye to my ex-wife while this song was playing
Legendarysnake
when i readed the story behind this music, ninjas cuting onions passed near me.
caligula minus
Wagner 's other masterpiece is Tristan und Isolde, a towering piece any Aryan would be proud of. Heil Wagner!😂
kevin chelsea
Wagner and Cosima - TRUE LOVE FOREVER
Chris B
@Broccoli Mahler, Mendelssohn, Steve Reich, Milhaud...
Priscila Swami
musica em forma de prece!!!!!!!!!
David Butler
Sublime.....with or without coughs and sneezes!
Jeffrey Bird
Very beautiful !
csmurphyx500
Brilliant
Ang Z
this is beautiful. if he was a anti-semite...then what about picasso who was a misogynist and Caravaggio who had young boy lovers...where they this because of their time? we will never know. it still doesnt make this less harmonious. that's what humans do...create beautiful things despite of their disgusting insides.
AngelGirl
My favourite piece of Wagners'.
Joel Van Egmond
dat bitch id UGLLYYYY!
Laurent Lapinte Lestang
APOLLO LOVES IT !
jehyung lee
장남이 탄생한 기쁨을 노래
Torson Falcradine
Wagner composed the Siegfried Idyll as a birthday present to his second wife, Cosima, after the birth of their son Siegfried in 1869. It was first performed on Christmas morning, 25 December 1870, by a small ensemble of the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich on the stairs of their villa at Tribschen (today part of Lucerne), Switzerland. Cosima awoke to its opening melody. Conductor Hans Richter played the brief trumpet part in that private performance. The original title was Triebschen Idyll with Fidi's birdsong and the orange sunrise, as symphonic birthday greeting. Presented to his Cosima by her Richard. "Fidi" was the family's nickname for their son Siegfried. It is thought that the birdsong and the sunrise refer to incidents of personal significance to the couple. Wagner's opera Siegfried, which was premiered in 1876, incorporates music from the Idyll. Wagner adapted the material from an unfinished chamber piece into the Idyll before giving the theme to Brunhilde in the opera's final scene. The work also uses a German lullaby, "Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf (de)", played by solo oboe. Ernest Newman discovered it was linked to the Wagners' older daughter Eva. This and other musical references, whose meaning remained unknown to the outside world for many years, reveal the idyll's levels of personal significance for both Wagner and Cosima. Wagner originally intended the Siegfried Idyll to remain a private piece.However, due to financial pressures, he decided to sell the score to publisher B. Schott in 1878] In doing so, Wagner expanded the orchestration to 35 players to make the piece more marketable. The original piece is scored for a small chamber orchestra of 13 players: flute, oboe, two clarinets, bassoon, two horns, trumpet, two violins, viola, cello and double bass. The trumpet part is very brief, lasting only 13 measures. The piece is commonly played today by orchestras with more than one player on each string part. Modern performances are much slower than those of earlier years.
Florida Bhoy
POSTMAN POSTMAN COME TELL THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHAT AN AWFUL JEW LARRY DAVID IS!!!
Boston Charlie
One of the most beautiful pieces of music ever composed, even if the composer was a bad guy. Sergiu Celibidache's extra slow treatment was part and parcel of his interest in Buddhism; always in the moment and never in the recording studio but always in concert as he likened the music-making experience to a religious experience where a live audience is essential to the creation.
sam stone
Cant you just hear so much Hollywood music of the 30's in this and other works of Wagner? Its an irony, Wagner was so antisemitic and yet it was the Jewish professionals of the German movie industry escaping Nazism in Europe that gave us so many classics from that era. They literally made Hollywood their own
Saad Ahsan
Larry David brought me here through his whistle
Sim Silvester
Beyond the radically ridiculous top 'comments' .... why must we suffer so? To neantherals! ... Glorious.
anti contrarian
Oh gawd shut this anti semite down!
Cloud
18:00 Is what you came here for, LotGH fan. This has to be one of the most indirectly sad pieces of music in existence.
RreinVDM
22:28 etc....shivers.
Yossi Peles
Wagner with the magic touch of Celibidache! What a treasure!
Spiteful Vulture
"Let me tell you something, I do hate myself but not because I'm Jewish"
debunkingdebunkers
CURB! lol
Alicia Livani
sublime!!
Cedericoco Santorini
Wagner. Always.
notaire2
Wunderschöne Aufführung dieses melodischen Tongedichts mit seidigen Töne aller Streicher und milden Töne aller Holzbläser. Das relativ langsame Tempo ist echt ideal für dieses feine Meisterwerk. Die künstlerische Leitung von diesem genialen Dirigenten ist auch unvergleichlich.
diabolik253
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Gianni Cirimbelli
cancella
Brian Laeser
Perfect music for every newlywed couple to have sex by if they want a baby. Wagner himself composed this in response to the birth of his son Siegfried (1864-1930). As I listen to it, it paints a beautiful "tone-poem" tapestry of his & Cosima's premonitions of what their son's life experiences will be, what type of world he'll grow up in, what issues he'll face, etc. - no different from what parents of any newborn would go through today.
Выбираю Жизнь
Если бы такие титаны духа, как Вагнер или Ницше были отцами наций, каких бы высот достигло человечество!!! Это был бы действительно духовный прогресс!!!  
AMAPOLA BILIS
Forgive us, Celi - this should be heard: Sumptuous Wagner From Munich.
caetano nucci neto Nucci
Rakesh Mathur coments are from Weekpedia? Any way Linn included this marvelous Wagner composition as 40th Anniversary of the label in a nice Scottish Chamber Orchestra  cd launched recently.
M. Gustave H.
Excuse me. Are you Jewish?
Han Xia
Here because of Larry David
Minderleister
nach wie vor über Alles erhaben <3
Paul Hochon
Assez de bêtises. Il n'y a pas de dieu en musique, juste des génies, et Wagner en est un parmi d'autres. Cette pièce montre que son génie ne se limitait pas à l'opéra. Cela ne ressemble à rien de connu, et ça nous emporte. Maintenant, trouvons les meilleurs interprètes (ceux-ci sont très bons). Arrêtons les gnagnagnas.
Roberto Barreto
So Wagner para aplacar a ira de viver em uma epoca tão pobre em valores de caráter e coragem.
Erik Valdemar Sköld - Composer
I'm being more drawn to the music by Wagner. Wonder how his later symphonies woul've been had he composed any at his later life. Lovely upload! Thank you so much for sharing!
Hermann Otto
He did wonders to BRASS, big horns and Basstrumpets, rotary valves
Graham Harris
Majestic; Wonderful; Tender and Romantic. What a wonderful piece!
Felipe Baco Taborda
Ao saber a história que existe por trás desta bela canção, ela se torna mais bela.
Paul Hochon
Sinon, c'est comme ça qu'on fait gagner de l'argent à des pseudo-philosophes comme Onfray.
Henry V of England Heir of France
I closed my eyes and accidentally knocked off around the 15 minuet mark I’m guessing, I don’t know, I know I was just cloaked in pure majesty and beautiful music and slowly come back around as it ended....I went just fir a moment to a magic place. Let dreamers dream what worlds they please.
Paul Hochon
C'était une ordure, ce n'est pas la question.
Antonio Manco
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furious5050
thanks curb your enthusiasm!!
Mark Adderley
Nice to wake up to, although a bit expensive.
Ricardo Garcia
Es sublime
Ricardo Garcia
Es sublime
strutherhill
Thanks for the upload and the notes. A beautiful lyrical piece.
Angelo Guerino Quaglia
It makes you want to sink into meditation, in perfect harmony with the Universe.
EASYTIGER10
A desire to listen to beautiful music brought me here
leopallero67
BELLO Y ROMANTICO!! GRANDIOSO.
Ricardo Garcia
Es sublimej
Ricardo Garcia
Es sublimej
Shane Pantone
anyone else come here cause of Bukowski's poem?
Armando sensa
Hasta este punto llega liszt