Die Walküre (Ride of the Valkyrie)

This piece is based on an old Germanic legend, a practice that was highly approved by the Nazis. Its bold and uplifting music is a part of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. Wagner's sense of the importance of Germanness, as well as his expressed antisemitism, made his music popular with Nazis.


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