Classical Music in Cartoons

Classical Music in Cartoons

I recently commenced a unit on Romantic Music with my senior tertiary music class. I love to use ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ from Disney’s Fantasias to introduce the idea of Romanticism in music. I have very clear recollections of watching it when I was a student and I remember how after viewing it, I understood the concept more clearly and was in awe of just how powerfully music could tell a story and portray emotions and feelings!

This got me thinking about classical music being used in cartoons, so I decided to do a search of what was available.

Below is a list of what I discovered. If you know of any other please share!

 

1. Maestro Minnie : 

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Music: Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee

 

2. Maestro Minnie

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Music: Brahms’ Lullaby

 

3. Maestro Minnie

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Music: Rossini’s William Tell Overture

 

4. Bugs Bunny

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Music: Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No 2

 

5. Looney Tunes – Pigs in a Polka

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Music: Brahms’ Hungarian Dances #5, 7, 6 and 17 (they appear in that order)

 

6. Bugs Bunny – Baton Bunny

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Music: Von Suppe’s A Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna

 

7. Magical Maestro

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Music: Largo al factotum aria from Rossini’s Barber of Seville opera

 

8. Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl

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Music: Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus

 

9. The Cat Concerto

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Music: Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody #2

 

10. The Rabbit of Seville

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Music: Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture

 

11. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

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Music: Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

 

12. What’s Opera, Doc?

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Music: Wagner’s Ring Cycle

Recommended Resource

YouTube in Music Education by Thomas Rudolph and James Frankel

An insight into the ways that educators can use the huge number of videos on Youtube.  The book also includes a chapter on what to do if your school blocks Youtube.

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