Paul Swartzel heard his first classical music in the wrestling ring.
Watching the Saturday-morning bouts on television as a boy in North Carolina, he was struck by the music played for the entrance of one the gladiators. It was the opening of Also Sprach Zarathustra, and Paul got hooked.
He’s finishing his doctorate in music now at Duke University and has made a 23-minute music film about wrestling, submitted with a 40-page thesis on the history of music in professional wrestling. Be one of the first to watch. Enjoy. I did.
Hat-tip: Eric Ferreri at Duke U.