Motif 29: Desire for Redemption
German name: Kundrys sehnsüchtiges Motiv
This motif is a variant or transformation of the Holy Grail (motif #2). Although it is not cadential, ending on a diminished seventh chord. It first appears complete to accompany
Kundry's Gelobter Held! and continues through the section beginning Grausamer!, where Kundry begs to be the object of Parsifal's compassion. The motif is anticipated already in the first
act, however: on the horns at bar 303.
Desire for Redemption (Martha Mödl; ogg format)
References: von Wolzogen ex.17, Lorenz p.129, Kufferath ex.40, ENO ex.66.
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