ZERO IN | The Final Frontier — The Surprising Classical Music Origins Of The Star Trek Theme Song

By Michael Vincent on April 5, 2019

Star Trek theme song
Exploring the connection between the iconic Star Trek theme song and some of history’s greatest classical music composers, including Beethoven, Brahms, and Mahler.

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.

The video was shot in one continuous take at Paul Hahn Piano Company, right here in Toronto.

Watch here:

 

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