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LISZTS | The Ten Best Classical Music Cartoons

By Michael Vincent on February 14, 2015

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During the 1930s-1950s, some of the best cartoons were created. Many of them used classical music to great effect, creating some of the finest animated masterpieces of all time. Here are our picks for the top ten:

 

#10

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony with the Pink Panther theme played on various instruments.

#9

Rossini’s William Tell Overture

#8

Brahms’ Hungarian Dances #5, 7, 6 and 17

#7

An ode to conductor, Leopold Stokowski

#6

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

#5

A parody of Disney’s 1940 feature Fantasia, the film uses two of Johann Strauss’ best-known waltzes, Tales from the Vienna Woods and The Blue Danube.

#4

Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody #2

#3

Wagner’s Ring Cycle

#2

Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

#1

Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture

 

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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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