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According to his own account, recorded in his autobiography Mein Leben, Wagner conceived Parsifal on Good Friday morning, April 1857, in the Asyl ( German: " Asylum "), the small cottage on Otto Wesendonck's estate in the Zürich suburb of Enge, which Wesendonck-a wealthy silk merchant and generous patron of the arts-had placed at Wagner ’ s disposal, through the good offices of his wife Mathilde Wesendonck.
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