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IN the spring of 1869, on the shores of Lake
Lucerne, was born Wagner's son, Siegfried, named after the great symbolic hero of the Ring dramas. Shortly after, Siegfried's mother was greeted, on her birthday morning, with the Siegfried Idyll. A small' orchestra had been secretly collected and rehearsed by Richter (then living with, and helping Wagner), who played the Trumpet part, whilst Wagner, sitting on the stairs, conducted. In pure beauty and tenderness, neither Wagner, nor indeed any other composer, has ever surpassed this piece. All who are familiar with Wagner's, great Trilogy, The Ring of the Nibelungs will recognize many tunes from various parts of the work, mostly connected with Siegfried and Brünnhilde, The melody which chiefly dominates the Idyll (it persists in the Strings in the first section) is the chief melody in the great love-duet.
The only time used which, does not occur in the Ring Trilogy is an old German Cradle Song.


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