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2021-03-01 5:26:18 PM  
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2021-03-01 6:06:46 PM  
Wow, that was really thorough.  I don't think I saw the first part of the William Tell Overture (before the 'Lone Ranger' changeup), I know that was used for some bug-weather cartoon
 
2021-03-01 6:27:18 PM  
Pretty much where I learned about the classics as a child. In the before-times.
 
2021-03-01 6:51:07 PM  
My only complaint is that I had to go to the end of the thread for the best one (EVAR!) and it skipped the best part:

That One Fat Pony from that Looney Tunes episode
Youtube zfKOH1WZB2k
 
2021-03-01 6:54:44 PM  
Great great thread. They got the Fingal's Cave one which I looked up as a kid once just because I loved it so.
 
2021-03-01 6:55:26 PM  
There's one I remember about characters from books coming to life in a library. Frankenstein's monster came out and the music abruptly shifted to the Giants motif from Wagner's Ring Cycle.

Wagner Leitmotives - 17 - Giants
Youtube Q1-ILVJxQLg
 
2021-03-01 7:01:01 PM  
The sextet from Lucia Di Lammermoor was also used by the Three Stooges, twice.
 
2021-03-01 7:13:02 PM  
Not classical, so not included of course, but all the Raymond Scott music like Powerhouse was a highlight of Bugs Bunny cartoons for me, and quite popular singles in their day as well as pretty avant garde.
 
2021-03-01 7:14:37 PM  
How about a list of all the movies containing Carmina Burana?
 
2021-03-01 7:17:17 PM  
Jerry Seinfeld singing Bugs Bunny theme
Youtube 1UcXBcMxUPc
 
2021-03-01 7:18:19 PM  
My spear and magic helmet find that thread lacking
 
2021-03-01 7:24:10 PM  
I remember a Tiny Toons episode with no dialogue that involved a few of the characters moving a piano to the top floor of the school. Haven't been able to find it.
 
2021-03-01 7:25:06 PM  
Snippets of the William Tell Overture got used a LOT in early cartoons, not just the part we associate with the Lone Ranger.
 
2021-03-01 7:29:23 PM  
Not classical but who can forget this.

Looney Tunes | The Hillbilly Rabbit | WB Kids
Youtube feDoeuWDCjc
 
2021-03-01 7:29:49 PM  
Raymond Scott Quintette - Powerhouse - Hit Parade
Youtube YfDqR4fqIWE
 
2021-03-01 7:30:33 PM  

Myk-House of El: Snippets of the William Tell Overture got used a LOT in early cartoons, not just the part we associate with the Lone Ranger.


As did the Poet and Peasant Overture.
 
2021-03-01 7:34:52 PM  
One of the things that always frustrated me about the Shazam app is that it could never identify classical music. It's not the app's fault, of course. There are renditions of concertos by St Martin of the Fields or the New York Philharmonic. Also, how would a program filter out Glenn Gould's humming?
 
2021-03-01 7:40:34 PM  
Bugs Bunny introduced me to a ton of classical music and opera. It did me some good to expose me to the classics, though I still can't hear The Ring of the Nibelung without mentally singing "Kill the wabbit! Kill the wabbit! Kill the wabbit!"
 
2021-03-01 7:47:07 PM  

skyotter: [YouTube video: Raymond Scott Quintette - Powerhouse - Hit Parade]


Long forgotten now of course, but Scott could play it straight and swing like mad.

Raymond Scott moccasin glide
Youtube PqBOOtYlTWs
 
2021-03-01 7:48:00 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: Bugs Bunny introduced me to a ton of classical music and opera. It did me some good to expose me to the classics, though I still can't hear The Ring of the Nibelung without mentally singing "Kill the wabbit! Kill the wabbit! Kill the wabbit!"


Spear and magic helmet?
Spear and magic helmet!
 
2021-03-01 8:03:17 PM  
Here's the Hamelin Cadenza for Hungarian Rhapsody No.2, should start at the right part:

Franz Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, with Cadenza by M.A. Hamelin
Youtube 8u8Ho_3VOBs
 
2021-03-01 8:11:15 PM  

LrdPhoenix: Here's the Hamelin Cadenza for Hungarian Rhapsody No.2, should start at the right part:

[YouTube video: Franz Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, with Cadenza by M.A. Hamelin]


If you're going with Liszt, it's all about Liebestraum. Hungarian Rhapsody is technical showiness. Liebestraum, when played well and with passion will seduce the coldest heart.
 
2021-03-01 8:20:54 PM  
Beethoven's "Adagio Cantabile" from "Sonata Pathétique No. 8, op. 13"

I can't hear that theme without saying "Helllll-OO Everyone!", because I'm an old person who listened to classical music on the radio 40 years ago
 
2021-03-01 8:27:23 PM  
Great thread guys!
 
2021-03-01 8:27:39 PM  

skyotter: [Powerhouse - Raymond Scott]


It always irked me that Rush uses the the main melody in Powerhouse (twice) in La Villa Strangiato without giving credit to Raymond Scott.
 
2021-03-01 8:36:55 PM  
Took me the longest time to connect the source material for the Bugs Bunny conductor short.

Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna Overture
Youtube hIuTO_llK3Y
 
2021-03-01 8:43:49 PM  

dr_iacovone: Not classical but who can forget this.

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Still cracks me up every bit as much, if not more, as when I first saw them.

and Mel Blanc, who did all those voices over the years, is an unacknowledged genius.
 
2021-03-01 8:45:40 PM  

ZMugg: skyotter: [Powerhouse - Raymond Scott]

It always irked me that Rush uses the the main melody in Powerhouse (twice) in La Villa Strangiato without giving credit to Raymond Scott.


And it's not the last you'll hear Powerhouse in other songs
 
2021-03-01 8:46:28 PM  

syrynxx: Wow, that was really thorough.  I don't think I saw the first part of the William Tell Overture (before the 'Lone Ranger' changeup), I know that was used for some bug-weather cartoon


There's a bit of Ranz des vaches from the William Tell Overture at the beginning of this one.
LOONEY TUNES (Looney Toons): The Sheepish Wolf (1942) (Remastered) (HD 1080p)
Youtube PFSeZ1aFl2Q


I think it is often used when depicting sunrise or waking up.
 
2021-03-01 8:46:47 PM  

skyotter: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/YfDqR4fq​IWE?start=85]


and from the exotic Mideast of Hollywood
Raymond Scott and His Quintet - Ali Baba Goes to Town - 1937 - Twilight in Turkey
Youtube UxQSG2PlgI8
 
2021-03-01 8:59:26 PM  
Bookmark. Because I need to come back tomorrow and reminisce about all these. Thank you.
 
2021-03-01 8:59:56 PM  
I know it's not classical, but there were a couple themes in the 90's that popped up throughout a lot of Nickelodeon's shows. Ren and Stimpy, Rocko's Modern Life, Pete and Pete.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ_3a​5​KxFWM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_Gy0​0​u5OoA

But yeah, I distinctly remember hearing every one of those classical themes in the old Looney Tunes shorts. I'm suprised there's no mention of "Those Endearing Young Charms".
 
2021-03-01 9:08:35 PM  
Anytime Bugs in on banjo is a good time.

What do they do on a rainy night in Rio?

Bugs Bunny-Long-Haired Hare
Youtube MM4lJKfu5Mg
 
2021-03-01 9:22:35 PM  

UngaBeat: Anytime Bugs in on banjo is a good time.

What do they do on a rainy night in Rio?

[YouTube video: Bugs Bunny-Long-Haired Hare]


I like him on guitar too.

Bugs Bunny Came to Martinique
Youtube RF3Ypp_fHas
 
2021-03-01 9:28:14 PM  

AintNoAmoeba: syrynxx: Wow, that was really thorough.  I don't think I saw the first part of the William Tell Overture (before the 'Lone Ranger' changeup), I know that was used for some bug-weather cartoon

There's a bit of Ranz des vaches from the William Tell Overture at the beginning of this one.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/PFSeZ1aF​l2Q?start=28]

I think it is often used when depicting sunrise or waking up.


Memory is a funny thing. When I re-listened to Ranz des vaches the phrase "Sunrise Semester" popped in my head. A bit of googling later and it turns out SCTV had a recurring bit called Sunrise Semester with different characters hosting a pretend public access morning show that opens with  Ranz des vaches:
SCTV - Sunrise Semester with Paul Fistinyourface
Youtube z-UPRUPedqo
 
2021-03-01 9:31:05 PM  
For a few years in the 1940s classical music was almost all you could play.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCAP_b​o​ycott
 
2021-03-01 9:58:03 PM  
I attended a concert years ago where a symphony orchestra would play the cartoon version of something while the cartoon was being projected behind them, then they would play the original.   A really great evening.
 
2021-03-01 9:58:59 PM  

Stargazer86: I know it's not classical, but there were a couple themes in the 90's that popped up throughout a lot of Nickelodeon's shows. Ren and Stimpy, Rocko's Modern Life, Pete and Pete.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ_3a5​KxFWM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_Gy00​u5OoA

But yeah, I distinctly remember hearing every one of those classical themes in the old Looney Tunes shorts. I'm suprised there's no mention of "Those Endearing Young Charms".


As a matter of fact, you can get your choice.  One with Daffy, or the lesser seen version below:

Looney Tunes: Those Endearing Young Charms with a BANG
Youtube T4fLU8CWgCM
 
2021-03-01 10:32:03 PM  
Victor Borge - William Tell Backwards
Youtube jPwNwNdE7pE
 
2021-03-01 11:34:55 PM  
Funny coincidence - I just saw Classical Rewind on PBS.  At some point they mention 2001, 10,  Apocalypse Now and of course Elmer Fudd.

"Did you ever do it to Ravel's Bolero?" - Bo Derek

"I doubt Wagner had any idea his music would become the soundtrack for Vietnam or a famous cartoon...." - Martin Goldsmith (narrator)
 
2021-03-02 1:06:52 AM  

Herr Morgenstern: Bugs Bunny introduced me to a ton of classical music and opera. It did me some good to expose me to the classics, though I still can't hear The Ring of the Nibelung without mentally singing "Kill the wabbit! Kill the wabbit! Kill the wabbit!"


I saw Die Walkuere at the Chicago Lyric Opera recently, and would have seen the full Ring Cycle if not for damn COVID last year.  Now I can't hear that music without seeing flying Valkyries and their "Yo Toa!" "Heieaja! Heieaja!" cries. The plain instrumental falls flat, great as it is.
 
2021-03-02 1:54:09 AM  
Barry Lyndon (1975) - 'Lady Lyndon' scene
Youtube KT7IYpjcpD4


Not a cartoon

/Haters are Murray Melvin here
 
2021-03-02 1:54:21 AM  

Paul Baumer: Not classical, so not included of course, but all the Raymond Scott music like Powerhouse was a highlight of Bugs Bunny cartoons for me, and quite popular singles in their day as well as pretty avant garde.


Back in the mid 90s it was a hell of a search for me to discover Raymond Scott and the name of the song Powerhouse. Usually the credits on the cartoons would just have Stalling et al.
 
2021-03-02 1:57:46 AM  

Ragin' Asian: LrdPhoenix: Here's the Hamelin Cadenza for Hungarian Rhapsody No.2, should start at the right part:

[YouTube video: Franz Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, with Cadenza by M.A. Hamelin]

If you're going with Liszt, it's all about Liebestraum. Hungarian Rhapsody is technical showiness. Liebestraum, when played well and with passion will seduce the coldest heart.


There was an awful lot of technical showiness at the time.  The original musical copyright was just to make it so difficult that you knew everyone who could hope to play it.
 
2021-03-02 1:58:04 AM  

joepennerlives: Stargazer86: I know it's not classical, but there were a couple themes in the 90's that popped up throughout a lot of Nickelodeon's shows. Ren and Stimpy, Rocko's Modern Life, Pete and Pete.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ_3a5​KxFWM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_Gy00​u5OoA

But yeah, I distinctly remember hearing every one of those classical themes in the old Looney Tunes shorts. I'm suprised there's no mention of "Those Endearing Young Charms".

As a matter of fact, you can get your choice.  One with Daffy, or the lesser seen version below:

[YouTube video: Looney Tunes: Those Endearing Young Charms with a BANG]


The Sam one is the one most stuck in my head

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2021-03-02 2:02:50 AM  
There was a band I saw in the early 80s that interspersed cartoon music with rock. It was pretty good and the transitions between the styles was interesting.

I'm pretty sure this is them. I have an LP around somewhere.

http://www.progarchives.com/artist.as​p​?id=2960
 
2021-03-02 2:32:34 AM  

Dr.Fey: Herr Morgenstern: Bugs Bunny introduced me to a ton of classical music and opera. It did me some good to expose me to the classics, though I still can't hear The Ring of the Nibelung without mentally singing "Kill the wabbit! Kill the wabbit! Kill the wabbit!"

Spear and magic helmet?
Spear and magic helmet!


Oh Brunhilda, you are so wuvewy!
 
2021-03-02 3:16:46 AM  

Paul Baumer: UngaBeat: Anytime Bugs in on banjo is a good time.

What do they do on a rainy night in Rio?

[YouTube video: Bugs Bunny-Long-Haired Hare]

I like him on guitar too.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/RF3Ypp_f​Has]


and piano..

Bugs Bunny piano boom
Youtube gUsJXwE73QU
 
2021-03-02 4:04:01 AM  
Bugs Bunny "I wish my brother George was here" was sort of a meme among me and my friends in elementary school. If you said it right and made a good facial expression then everyone who knew that cartoon would laugh.
 
2021-03-02 5:54:43 AM  
When Gilligan's Island performed a musical version of Hamlet, they introduce a generation to both Shakespeare and opera.  To this day, I can't listen to Carmen Habenera without hearing this:

Gilligan's Island Gilligan as Hamlet sings "To be or not to be" to Carmen's Habenera
Youtube 3JQ8yF04y9o
 
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