Parsifal

Motif 17: Swan

German name: Schwanmotiv


Musical example: Motif 17 - Swan

Soundbytes Swan (ogg format)

open quotesR[ichard] tells me he has concocted a fine mélange for the esquires as they remove the dead swan: Amfortas' theme, Herzeleide's theme, and the swan motive from Lohengrin close quotes
[Cosima's Diary, 5 December 1877]

Right: Bayreuth postcard showing Gurnemanz and Parsifal with the dying swan, observed by Kundry (Act I).
Postcard showing Gurnemanz and Parsifal with the dying swan
References: Newman ex.22, ENO ex.22.

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