This concert is a celebration of Richard Wagner's 200th anniversary in 2013, featuring famous soloists of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra who perform Wagner's Siegfried Idyll at his home in Tribschen, Switzerland: The original place, where he composed and world premiered the piece on the staircase in 1870 as a birthday present to his wife Cosima. The program is rounded by the Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder in the original version for female voice and piano, performed by the exceptional mezzo-soprano Elisabeth Kulman and pianist Eduard Kutrowat on Wagner's original grand piano. The performance-part is complemented by documentary features offering an insight into Richard Wagner's life at Tribschen.
Elisabeth Kulman, mezzo-soprano ; Eduard Kutrowatz, piano.
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