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Bach Goes to the Movies

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Bach's special mix of the logical and the spiritual makes his music very effective for some films. Tonight at 9 pm, David Garland presents film scores where Bach's music is used.

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The Wonderful Musical World of Disney

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The film "Saving Mr. Banks" depicts Walt Disney (played by Tom Hanks) in the early 1960s as his commercial/cultural empire was growing.

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Classics For Kids

Musical Fantasies

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The imagination runs free this week on Classics for Kids with a look at fantasies of the musical variety.

WQXR Features

Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Saint-Saens Carnival

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Camille Saint-Saens’s Carnival of the Animals shows up in numerous cartoons, including "Bugs and Daffy’s Carnival of the Animals," which also stars a young Michael Tilson Thomas.

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WQXR Features

Saturday Morning Cartoons: 'Fantasia's' Finale

Saturday, May 25, 2013

This Saturday's cartoon is the tranquil conclusion to Walt Disney's "Fantasia," featuring a procession of monks walking through a forest to the music of Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria."

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Inspired by Bach

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The majestic music of Johann Sebastian Bach has enhanced and influenced many film scores, including "Fantasia," "The Beast with Five Fingers" and "The Brotherhood of the Bell."

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WQXR Features

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Debussy’s 'Clair de lune'

Saturday, February 09, 2013

For this week’s cartoon we have chosen Debussy’s “Clair de lune” from Suite bergamasque, because the moon has such important symbolism for the Lunar New Year.

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Leopold Stokowski, the Maestro, Advocates for Accessible, Affordable Art

Friday, January 04, 2013

WNYC

In a 1962 interview, Leopold Stokowski discusses his founding of the American Symphony Orchestra with WNYC's Seymour Siegel, calling for more emphasis on the arts. 

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Beethoven Awareness Month

Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Pastoral Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 24, 2012

For this final Saturday of Beethoven Awareness Month, we spotlight the last movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral.”

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Tommy Dorsey and Leopold Stokowski Bring Brass and Rhythm to Young Audiences

Monday, September 10, 2012

WNYC

Tommy Dorsey's 1945 teaming up with Leopold Stokowski drives the young audience into a frenzy even before the first note is played. Stokowski comes across as a bit schoolmasterish, admonishing the audience to be quiet or "the concert ends now."

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WQXR Features

Saturday Morning Cartoons: A 'Fantasia' Fugue

Saturday, July 21, 2012

For this week's cartoon, we offer J.S. Bach's well-known Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565. Leopold Stokowski’s orchestration of this organ work is featured in "Fantasia."

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Soundcheck

Ten Disney Moments

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Disney films often centered around music - to great effect.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Mussorgsky’s A Night on Bald Mountain

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mussorgsky’s A Night on Bald Mountain is a pop culture staple. Its place in cartoon history was cemented in 1940 with Walt Disney's 1940 film Fantasia.

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