How pop culture ruined classical music for me4:01 PM
In an episode of Seinfeld, Elaine tells Jerry: "It is so sad. All your knowledge of high culture comes from Bugs Bunny cartoons."
What's even sadder is that all my knowledge of high culture comes from pop culture, from Tv shows just like Seinfeld.
For some years I've been trying to listen to classical music. It has been somewhat difficult to appreciate it, you know, after years of exposure to every new pop band and song that ever existed. (Yes, this means I know What makes you beautiful by heart. Please don't judge me, it's an addiction.)
Anyway, one of the issues of beginning to listen classical music is exactly what happened with Seinfeld. You already know some of the songs, so you feel happy because hey, suddenly I'm not so dumb, but them it's like yeah, this is from Tom and Jerry.
Here's some pieces that made me happy to recognize them only to realize it was from a movie. See if you can guess from which movie they are (answers in the end):
1) Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
2) Bocherinni: String Quintet in E, Op. 11 No. 5
3) Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1st and 2nd movement
4) Poulenc: Mouvements Perpétuels No. 1
5) Listz: Liebesträume, S 541
From the movies:
1) Trading Places (opening scene).
2) Ferris Bueller's Day Off (I'm Abbey Froman scene).
3) The Truman Show (I never stopped believing scene).
4) Rope (Philip plays it in the piano).
5) All about Eve (it's the only song Margo wants to listen at her party).
Do you remember any other movies that used classical music?