Motif 38: Innocence

German name: Die dritte Entsühnungsmelodie

Soundbytes Innocence (Wolfgang Windgassen; ogg format)

Musical example: Motif 38 - Innocence

This derivative of the Faith motif is heard in the third act. It first appears at the end of Gurnemanz's explanation of Good Friday's magic, as Kundry raises her eyes to look at Parsifal; and again as he kisses her gently on the forehead.

Musical example: Motif 34b - Complex of Atonement and Suffering

This motif develops into the form shown in example B, above, in which it reveals a relationship with Atonement #34.

References: Wolzogen ex.21-3 pages 87 and 92, Lorenz p.168, ENO ex.21.

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