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The Siegfried Idyll gift

Updated: Mar 7

Richard Wagner is uber-famous for his huge mega-event operas, bombasting and booming, blasting through blazes, and sopranos who could be mistaken for small self-propelled mountains that could belt out the high notes.

My Uncle Ned always complained that to sit through a Wagner opera- all four or six hours or whatever- you had to have lots of Sitzfleisch ‘meat on your rump to sit on.’

They tend to be Very Long.

Let’s play something much shorter- and so much lighter and gentler. Something much warmer.

Wagner’s Siegfried-Idyll.

(please play for twenty minutes of lovely