Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll – Franz Schmidt Kammerorchester, Nicolas Radulescu Recorded on 19 April 2013 in Vienna. © 2013 Franz Schmidt Kammerorchester, Nicolas Radulescu. All rights reserved!

An attempt at zeroing in on the unanswered question: To experience together – to feel – to explore – to listen – to breathe – to live – to think Same direction without levelling On the emotional plain: to experience joy – to make the unbearable bearable – katharsis

"no doubt pleasant are the teares which Musicke weepes." (John Dowland)
The question remains: Why can positive emotions be experienced immeadietly in music, but negative emotions are changed?

What Is Music?

Photoshopped Schubert

Today, performances of classical works become more and more beautiful. While beauty as such is, of course, something very positive, it becomes, in my eyes, very dangerous indeed if it becomes the sole object and goal of a musical performance. Becaus ...