How does one go about identifying leitmotifs in Wagner's Ring cycle? My usual strategy is:
- I just know a bunch of them from repeated listening.
- I open one of the online repositories such as this one and search by the position in the work.
What are my options after these fail? I can't read notes at any useful level.
As a current example I am at loss trying to identify which leitmotif appears in Götterdämmerung, Act 1, just as Siegfried arrives to the Gibichung Hall. It starts around the 49:34 mark in this rendition:and I believe that it's the first time we hear that motif.