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Overture to Das Rheingold & Wagner

Herbert von Karajan with the Berlin Philharmonic

Not really a Wagner fan at all, but this overture made an impression on me when I heard it in the soundtrack of Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu the Vampire (it was the scene where the guy from the city walks up the mountain to Nosferatu’s castle). The music is pretty cool considering it’s just one long major chord.

This is the scene from Nosferatu (from 2:18):

 

They also used this music in the live action movie Pocahontas, which I didn’t see:

 

 

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3 responses to “Overture to Das Rheingold & Wagner

  1. I see what you mean about one really long chord. Wow.

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