Martin Stadtfeld

Festival Matinee: Musicians of the SWR Symphonieorchester

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Can we imagine Richard Wagner changing diapers? Probably not. Nevertheless, this seminal composer left us an enchanting musical family scene. It features a lullaby and a baby that won’t fall asleep – Siegfried and his mother Cosima are the dedicatees of Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. In our program, this chamber music gem will bridge over to Mendelssohn’s Octet, a stroke of genius of the sixteen-year-old composer. In between we will be hearing music by Schumann, presented by members of the SWR Symphonieorchester with Martin Stadtfeld at the piano.

Photo that shows Martin Stadtfeld Pressefoto 2018 C  Henning Ross Sony Classical 9. © Henning Ross
© Henning Ross

Program

Richard Wagner
Siegfried Idyll (original version for 13 instruments)

Robert Schumann
Piano Quintet in E-flat major, op. 44

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Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Octet in E-flat major, op. 20

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