Motif 17: Swan
German name: Schwanmotiv
Swan (ogg format)
R[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 [Cosima's Diary, 5 December 1877]
Above right: Bayreuth postcard showing Gurnemanz and Parsifal with the dying swan; below, painting by Franz Stassen.
References: Newman ex.22, Lavignac p.453, Kufferath ex.19, ENO ex.22, Bauer p.93.
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