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The Final Frontier - The Surprising Musical Origins of Star Trek

By Michael Vincent on May 29, 2014

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The words “Space: the final frontier”, and the opening notes of Star Trek’s theme song written by Alexander Courage in 1964, have become ingrained in the imaginations of all of us.

In a video released by Canada’s CBC Music, host Tom Allen and members of the Gryphon Trio, explore the connection between the iconic song and some of history’s greatest classical music composers, including Beethoven, Brahms, and Mahler. Video was shot in one continuous take at Paul Hahn Piano Co. here in Toronto.

 

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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. He has worked as a senior editor for over fifteen years and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. He has worked as a senior editor for over fifteen years and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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