I’d like your opinion regarding the statement of the curse motif after Fasolt’s murder in Rheingold. Just before it appears, there are two short passages on strings of three rapid repetitions of the same note. Is this merely a sort of tension-building musical device to announce the fortissimo Curse on brass which has no relationship to the motif structure, or is it an abbreviated form of the Power of the Gods (appearing, notably, in a four-note version as Valhalla is consumed in Gotterdammerung), the very power that is placed at risk by the Ring? I suppose that the demise of Fasolt, a symbol of the belief in everlasting life (Freia) would be an existential threat to Religious Man. Please feel free to clarify my musings.
Regards from Wintersturmer