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From Birmingham
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
Overture to ' The Mastersingers of Nuremberg'
Topliss GREEN and Orchestra
Wotan's Farewell, and the Fire Music, from 'The Valkyrie'
Siegfried Idyll
Introduction to the Third Act of 'Lohengrin'
THE Siegfried Idyll, as most hearers know, is not an extract from one of Wagner's Operas, but an independent work, composed as a birthday present to his wife, after the birth of her son, Siegfried (who was named after the hero of the Ring cycle of dramas). The music contains several tunes from the Ring, and one which is an old German cradle song.
WAGNER regarded the legend of Lohengrin, the Knight of the Holy Grail, who comes to champion the wrongfully-accused maiden, Elsa, as symbolical of universal spiritual truths.
The Prelude to Act III of the Opera gives the atmosphere of festivity and thanks-giving which follows the marriage of Lohengrin with Elsa.


Conducted By: Joseph Lewis

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