Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries – 8 piano

This is a crazy version with 8 pianos and big classical music stars (Levine, Lang Lang, Kissin…) of The Ride of the Valkyries, the so famous beginning of Die Walküre Act III, the second of the four operas by Richard Wagner that constitute Der Ring des Nibelungen.  The pianists are Leif Ove Andsnes, Emanuel Ax, Claude Frank, Evgeny Kissin, Lang Lang, James Levine, Mikhail Pletnev, and Staffan Scheja.

Ride of the Valkyries: Original Version

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Apocalypse Now

Royal Danish Opera, Michael Schønwandt