Richard Wagner and Cosima von Bulow
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The greatest classical valentines
2. Richard Wagner and Cosima von Bulow
Cosima was the daughter of Franz Liszt. She was married to the conductor Hans von Bulow and they had two children. In 1868, she left her husband to be with Wagner. He composed the Siegfried Idyll as a birthday present for her, performed on the stairs of their villa on her birthday morning.