Anyone Know What This Piece Is

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Anyone Know What This Piece Is

Post by lennygoran » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:09 pm

We were up in Connecticut viewing private gardens and two of them had classical music and opera playing as we strolled--delightful! Regards, Len :D


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Re: Anyone Know What This Piece Is

Post by John F » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:40 pm

It's from the overture and Venusberg bacchanale that Wagner wrote for the Paris production of "Tannhäuser." Strange music for viewing a sedate Connecticut garden, or maybe there was more going on up there than the video shows? :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9CmUMb02QI
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Re: Anyone Know What This Piece Is

Post by lennygoran » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:19 pm

John F wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:40 pm
It's from the overture and Venusberg bacchanale that Wagner wrote for the Paris production of "Tannhäuser."
Thanks --have to admit I'm shocked and embarrassed-I don't recognize that as Wagner at all-I see it goes on for 21 minutes-can you pinpoint where that section is located? Regards, Len

PS another garden had this-now this one I don't need any help on :lol: -of course I could use help on how badly I photographed it. :(


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Re: Anyone Know What This Piece Is

Post by John F » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:43 pm

Trust me, the music in your clip is what I said it is. I'll leave it to you to find it in the Venusberg bacchanale music if you want to. No need to be embarrassed - that music is in a more advanced style than the overture (it was composed later) and many performances and recordings don't include it, though James Levine has in the Met's production.
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Re: Anyone Know What This Piece Is

Post by lennygoran » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:16 pm

John F wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:43 pm
Trust me, the music in your clip is what I said it is.
Definitely trust you on this! Regards, Len

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