Richard Wagner (1813- 1883) created a magnum Opus “The Ring Cycle,” which this piece comes from, and based it on an expression of Odin’s daughter (Norse Mythology). This opera took 26 years to finish and is only the second section of a four-part masterpiece.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770- 1827) composed this piece, which actually captures the rhythm of the opening few notes in Morse code that denote the number 5 or “V.” This opening was actually used during WWII to send Morse code messages. According to legend, Beethoven did not know what would be the opening […]
Carl Orff (1895- 1982) is most definitely best recognized for this piece of music, and for its usage of very dramatic vocal and instrumental tones. The piece is based on a 13th century poem “Carmina Burana.” It is one of the most played classical music pieces in the world.