"Ride of the Valkyries" from Die Walkure by Richard Wagner: "You assume that, when this was played in Die Walkure, a crew of badass, spear-wielding chicks must have been up on the stage engaged in some serious goddamn lady-fighting. Or, you know, nothing. And not nothing in a "those Valkyries aren't throwing their spears yet" sort of way. It's more like nothing in a "the lights are off and the curtain is down and literally nothing is happening" sort of way. Yeah, this song is played as an overture before the show starts."
Recordings of Billie Burke? Yes, please.
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