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#575470 - 12/15/07 03:50 AM Why is the Liszt Rhapsody so popular?  
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Daffy Duck and Donald Duck:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCt28z7DHW8

Woody Woodpecker:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjE1pQgn2I8

Mickey Mouse:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5zdHAspBAQ

Tom and Jerry:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76mnVsRZDFM

Bugs Bunny:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0lyGNYPYpI

Tiny Toons:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikKJ-uQ4UUc


6 different cartoons, featuring 6 different cartoon characters.

Kind of interesting, isn't it?


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#575471 - 12/15/07 05:44 AM Re: Why is the Liszt Rhapsody so popular?  
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I think it's because of the boisterous, playful nature of the themes in that piece. If you'll look at other classical pieces featured prominently in cartoons, most have the same qualities. Look at "The Thieving Magpie", Ponchielli's "Dance of the Hours" and "Barber of Seville Overture". All with multiple memorable themes.

I don't know about you, but now whenever I hear these pieces I can clearly see visions of Tom and Jerry trying to kill each other or Bugs Bunny fleeing Elmer Fudd. They just...work. :p

#575472 - 12/15/07 09:39 AM Re: Why is the Liszt Rhapsody so popular?  
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Personally, my favorite is the 4th rhapsody.


Currently working on
Prokofiev Piano Concerto 3
Beethoven Sonata Op.109
Chopin Op.10 No.1
Bach WTC II no. 15

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#575473 - 12/15/07 10:16 AM Re: Why is the Liszt Rhapsody so popular?  
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Thats scary, my school piano teacher, Stanislaw Hansel, played me this Rhapsody just yesterday and asked if i'd ever seen it on Tom and Jerry before! - I never have until now, he mentioned that the notes showed on the piano being played are actualy the notes to the rhapsody, not just an imitation... Is that right?

C H O P I N


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#575474 - 12/15/07 11:53 AM Re: Why is the Liszt Rhapsody so popular?  
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Leave the cartoons.

It is simply .. a masterpiece.


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