The beginning of the end

Götterdämmerung begins with a prologue: the Norns, daughters of Erde; spinners of past, present and future, weave their golden rope by night. To their horror and astonishment, the rope breaks; in consternation they sink into the depths of the earth, seeking their mother.

Siegfried and Brünnhilde enter…


(First half of Götterdämmerung, with Siegfried Jerusalem in the title role. James Levine conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra – 1990 production directed by Otto Schenk.)

General course materials:

Keyboard

Cycle of 5ths

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