Does anyone know the name to this classical song that goes "du dudu duuuu duuuu" (eight note, two sixteenth notes, two quarter notes).



You probably mean "Ride of the Valkyries" which is the beginning of act 3 of Richard Wagner's opera "Die Walküre" (the second of the four operas in his cycle "Der Ring des Nibelungen").


For completeness, there are probably countless pieces starting with that rhythm.  The one that sprang to my mind is the Gayment from Telemann's Fantaisie pour clavessin #10, TWV 33:22 (which you can see here and hear here).

(The Wagner is probably by far the best-known, of course.  But Telemann beat him to it by over a century :)

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