However, though he is still regarded a controversial racist in some quarters, that Wagner was a musical genius is not in doubt. Indeed, most of his compositions attest to this fact. This is more so the case when it comes to one of his compositions by the name Ride of the Valkyries. In my opinion, this remains one of the most passionate of his compositions. The opening of this classic can best be described as attention-grabbing. As the composition progresses, it simulates what can be regarded a rapid motion to create an air of both intensity and excitement. When it comes to the melody, the same is chiefly in strong low brass. This gives the composition a rather heavy feel.


As I have already noted elsewhere in this text, apart from being gifted in the art of composition, Wagner also comes across as being rather controversial based on his...
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