Morning Glories: Wagner's 200th Birthday

May 17, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Every weekday morning at 10 a.m., the hosts at Classical MPR play a stand-out work based on the theme for the week. We call them Morning Glories.

This week we're featuring five Wagnerian Morning Glories, as we note the composer's 200th birthday.


Faust Overture


Siegfried Idyll


Prelude and Liebestod, from Tristan und Isolde

Richard Wagner born May 22, 1813


Tannhauser: Overture and Venusberg Music


The Lighter Side: We'll hear a few spoofs and affectionate parodies, prompted by Wagner's music.

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