Wake up, darling, there’s a string orchestra on the stairs

Wake up, darling, there’s a string orchestra on the stairs


norman lebrecht

May 09, 2016

All the tabloids are reporting that the musician Kanye West awoke his wife, Kim Kardashian, on Mothers Day with a string ensemble playing on the staircase.

You wonder if the husband was aware of the origin of this custom, when Richard Wagner expiated his marital guilt towards Cosima with the Siegfried Idyll on her birthday?

cosima richard wagner


  • Hugo says:

    I believe I am right in saying that Kanye West is in fact married to Kim Kardashian and not Beyoncé. At the end of the day though, who cares? This kind of news shouldnt be found on Slippedisc!

  • Mathieu says:

    Yeah, have you heard the new kim kardashian album, lemonade?

    I guess all those black rappers look the same, huh?

  • JBBaldwin says:

    I’m bemused to see Kanye listed as a musician, despite the evidence of his oeuvre.

  • Brent Straughan says:

    What did they play?

  • Edgar Brenninkmeyer says:

    There is an add-on available on Google Chrome which blocks all (non-)news carrying the name Kardashian. It really works. Which makes me feel shocked to encounter that name here on Slippedisc. Oy!