Friday, May 27, 2011

A break from politics

On Jeopardy last night, the final question was:
Lyrics to an 1868 tune by this man began, “Guten Abend, Gut Nacht, Mit Rosen Bedacht”
Two contestants answered, "Wagner." Of course, the correct answer is Brahms. But that got me to wonder what a Wagnerian lullaby would sound like. I would have assumed it would have large-breasted, armor-clad viking women, demons and lots of thunder and lightning in it. But as it turns out, he actually did, and the lyrics are quite nice:

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