Die Walküre – Ride of the Valkyries
The "Ride of the Valkyries" (German: Walkürenritt or Ritt der Walküren) refers to the beginning of act 3 of Die Walküre, the second of the four operas constituting Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.
As a separate piece, the "Ride" is often heard in a purely instrumental version, which may be as short as three minutes. Together with the "Bridal Chorus" from Lohengrin, the "Ride of the Valkyries" is one of Wagner's best-known pieces.
Performances & Interviews
- Ten Facts Ten Pieces: Wagner - Ride of the Valkyrieshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p034nr57.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p034nr57.jpg2015-10-09T16:40:00.000ZNicola Benedetti with ten intriguing facts about Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p034nr67
Ten Facts Ten Pieces: Wagner - Ride of the ValkyriesNicola Benedetti with ten intriguing facts about Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries.