Topic: Popkin arrangement of Siegfried Idyll - opinions?

What is your opinion of it?

A conductor asked my opinion of the Mark Popkin arrangement of Siegfried Idyll, for double WW quintet plus contra.

I performed it once, about eleven years ago, but I don't remember it very clearly. I played contra.

Has anyone else performed it? What are your thoughts about it?

Last edited by William Safford (2018-06-29 21:34:53)


Re: Popkin arrangement of Siegfried Idyll - opinions?

Cosima Wagner should have been so lucky to be awoken by a double WW quintet plus contra performing the Idyll on the stairs following the birth of her son Siegfried!

Dr. Dwight Manning
Teachers College, Columbia University
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