Idylls and Gifts
Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Prince Albert arr. Richard Miller Two Choral pieces for Vocal Ensemble and Orchestra
Paul Edlin Simple Gifts
Mozart Symphony No. 39
Christopher Warren-Green conductor
Imagine waking on Christmas morning to the sounds of an orchestra drifting gently up the steps of your swiss villa. A birthday present to you, dedicated to your first child and laced with personal significance. The ultimate romantic gesture.
The piece in question was Wagner’s Siegried Idyll. Although themes from the piece later appear in his legendary Ring Cycle, Wagner always intended to keep it as a private, personal moment between him and his wife, Cosima.
Hear it alongside one of Mozart’s final masterpieces, his 39th symphony, and a new arrangement of compositions by Prince Albert, with groundbreaking choir, Apollo 5.