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In Which We Learn Where "That Song" Came From

How much of your knowledge of classical music came from old cartoons? I thought so. Many of us cannot listen to "Ride of the Valkyries" without hearing "kill the wabbit" in our heads. Vincent Alexander shows us just how many of those classic compositions were used by Warner Bros. and Disney in their animated shorts. With videos! He identifies the original title and composer, and gives further examples of their use in cartoons.

There are so many examples that you will run across some pieces that you never knew were by classical composers of the past. Or in other words, you know the songs but didn't know who wrote them. Now you can. There are 40, count 'em, 40 videos in the Twitter thread, and at Threadreader. -via Metafilter


And, while we're at it, this is also how I learned how to pronounce 'Yosemite'. And, a year later, on a family vacation, I was the only one of us who didn't embarass himself. Educational, you bet!
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