Wagner The Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre

The "Ride of the Valkyries" (German: Walkürenritt or Ritt der Walküren) is the popular term for the beginning of act 3 of Die Walküre, the second of the four operas by Richard Wagner that constitute 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.


VIDEO: NBC Symphony Wagner: Die Walkure - Act III: Ride of the Valkyries, Conductor: Arturo Toscanini


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