♪Dragons – Music Themes

This week Bear has chosen “Dragons” as our red hot theme. Here in the Land of the Rising Sun, I can appreciate the cultural dragontattraditions, lores of mythical dragons and legends yore. In Japan, the dragon is symbolic of power, wisdom, strength, force for good, wind/water. Dragons in the West traditionally symbolize strength, ferocity, and wealth. They are a destructive force, but are also considered guardians. The Japanese and the East in general see dragons differently. In Japanese traditional art, dragons are generous, benevolent forces that use their strength to do good for mankind. Wisdom is another trait assigned to dragons. These positive attributes have made dragons among the most popular of Japanese style tattoos.

So I’ll start off with The Immigrant Song, covered brilliantly in the movie: Girl with The Dragon Tattoo. This is my favorite Led Zepp bootleg (with the blistering solo). Venue: Nippon Budokan Hall, City: Tokyo, Japan, Date: September 23rd 1971, Bootleg Record: Flying Rock Carnival 1971

Dragons are part of our classical mythology depicting forces of good vs evil. From Richard Wagner’s Opera, DAS RHEINGOLD part 3 “dragon solo” from 3rd act, Siegfried was about to kill Fafner (the dragon) in the opera.

Cool video: WAX TAILOR feat. Charlotte Savary – Dragon Chasers

Clint Mansell – Requiem for a Dream, pics from deviantArt.com

Two Steps From Hell – Heart of Courage (Invincible)

Astrid Goes For A Spin – How to Train Your Dragon

Chasing the Dragon Live – Epica – The Classical Conspiracy

Radioactive – Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix (Imagine Dragons Cover)

“Lair of the Dragon” – Heavy Classical Music

Chinese Opera – Dragon Boat Tune – sung by Song Zuying – Vienna

Red Dragon Opera Scene, Felix Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Scherzo

Hans Zimmer – 503 (Chevaliers de Sangreal), performed by violinist Joshua Bell from the soundtrack Angels & Demons

Enjoy our fellow themesters:     Bear     Lisa     Johnny     Eva     Willow

7 thoughts on “♪Dragons – Music Themes

  1. Wow! I enjoyed this Dragon post1 Did you see the flutist (Midsummer…) stop to glare when the wrong note was hit by fellow next to him .:-D It was funny. 😀 I think my favorite was Astrid goes for a spin, and of course the Bergeron piece. Girl With Dragon Tatoo excerllent book series. T’was all Stieg Larsson wrote, before he died 😦 I have not listened to an entire Wagner opera. Only bits and pieces. I did not know that a tuba solo even existed. Thank you 🙂 Wax chasers..Hmmm. Requiem for a Dream .. how did you know about dragon illustrations? ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    I am wondering, are you a closet poetess?



    • Hi Bear, so glad you enjoyed the music! LOL, that was a funny moment in the movie, the flutist was so bad he caught the attention of Hannibal Lecter – good enough reason to eat him haha.
      Stieg Larson is brilliant, one of my favorite mystery series, I actually appreciated his detailed writing, which added so much richness to the story. Wagner operas are known to be long.. really long. His four opera series constitute Der Ring des Nibelungen, epic in scope but tedious in execution.
      I don’t know much about illustrations, but I’m sure Lisa and Johnny could shine light on this subject. I simply googled “videos with dragons” and voila!
      I do like writing poetry when I have some alone time to create. Poetry is soulspeak, trying to express the inexpressible with words. Paradoxically, at times, words take us further from the truth… 😉
      Watashi wa anata ga sukida!


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