Rivendell Music

Classical Conductor Challenge

Our composer of the month, Richard Wagner, has written some of the most well known melodies in music history. For this challenge, we are going to listen to “Ride of the Valkyries” from his opera “Die Walküre” and I want to see you transform into the most amazing classical orchestra conductors of all time. I’ve linked some videos below for inspiration.

If you’d like to listen to a funny story about a boy who discovers he wants to be an orchestra conductor, check out “The Remarkable Farkle McBride” read by John Lithgow (also linked below).

Ride of the Valkyries – Simon Rattle

Ride of the Valkyries – Daniel Barenboim

Ride of the Valkyries – Gustavo Dudamel

The Remarkable Farkle McBride – by John Lithgow