2017-11-27 20:56:01 UTC
Just a quick note, which I thought might interest those here. Over the years, there have been questions as to why music sung by Sieglinde in Die Walkure is reprised in the finale to Gotterdammerung.
Well, according to an article I read yesterday, Wagner referred to this motiv as the "Glorification of Brunnhilde (Verherrlichung Brünnhildens)." This is mentioned in an unpublished letter Cosima wrote to Edmund von Lippman. I'd never heard this before, so I thought I'd mention it.
P.S. The article is _"Did You Hear Love’s Fond Farewell?" Some Examples of Thematic Irony in Wagner’s Ring_ by M. Bribitzer-Stull.