An amazing Twitter thread on the use of classical music in classic cartoons
THREAD: Lots of us learned classical music from watching old cartoons, so I'm going to identify the pieces that frequently popped up.One of the most recognizable is Franz Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2," performed by those great piano virtuosos Bugs Bunny and Tom & Jerry. pic.twitter.com/SmyKbMpw3e
Link goes to the first tweet in a nearly endless thread filled with examples of classical music used as scoring in old cartoon shorts. Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Tom and Jerry, Popeye, Betty Boop, Woody Woodpecker, etc.
For anyone interested in doing in depth reading on the subject, there are two books by Daniel Goldmark: Tunes for Toons and The Cartoon Music Book.
I just DDG'ed Franz Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2" because I wanted to listen to it and found this masterpiece.
I remember this one with the same Liszt piece, but it was a cartoon drama between a maestro and a maitre 'd of a variety show