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Classical Music 101: Fast, Frenetic, Chase Scene Music

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Published on Jun 20, 2009

Thirty to Sixty second clips of the twelve most popular classical music pieces used in film for fast action sequences.
Contents

1. William Tell Overture
The overture to the opera William Tell, its high-energy finale Theme song for The Lone Ranger.
Gioachino Antonio Rossini
Italy
1792 - 1868

2. Flight of the Bumblebee
"Flight of the Bumblebee" is an orchestral interlude written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov for his opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan, composed in 18991900.
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Russia
1844 - 1908

3. Sabre Dance
The Sabre Dance is a movement in the final act of the Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian's ballet Gayane, completed in 1942. It evokes a whirling war dance in an Armenian dance, where the dancers display their skill with sabres.
Aram Khachaturian
Soviet-Armenian
1903-1978

4. Hungarian Dance No. 5
Johannes Brahms
Germany
1833 - 1897

5. The Rite of Spring
Dances of the Young Girls
The Rite of Spring, commonly referred to by its original French title, Le Sacre du Printemps is a ballet with music by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.
Igor Stravinsky
Russia
1882 1971

6. Egmont
Egmont, opus 84, by Ludwig van Beethoven, is a set of incidental music pieces for the 1787 play of the same name by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Ludwig van Beethoven


7. Dance of the Hours
from La Giaconda
Dance of the Hours is a ballet from the opera La Gioconda composed by Amilcare Ponchielli
(Used in Disneys Fantasia)
Amilcare Ponchielli
Italy
1834 1886

8. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 arranged for orchestra
Franz Liszt
Hungary
1811 - 1886

9. Romeo and Juliet, Op.64 - Act 1 - 6/7. The fight - The duke's command
From Sergei Prokofievs Ballet
Sergei Prokofiev
Russia
1891 - 1953

10. The Overture to The Barber of Seville
by Gioachino Rossini
(Used in Many Cartoons)
Gioachino Rossini
Italy
1792 - 1868

11. Overture to the Thieving Magpie
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) is a melodramma or opera semiseria in two acts by Gioachino Rossini. The libretto was by Giovanni Gherardini after La pie voleuse by JMT Badouin d'Aubigny and Louis-Charles Caigniez. The opera is best known for its overture, which is notable for its use of snare drums.

by Gioachino Rossini
(Used in Many Cartoons)
Gioachino Rossini
Italy
1792 - 1868

12. Alla Turca - Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K 331 (300i) is a sonata in three movements:
1.Andante grazioso - a theme with six variations
2.Menuetto - a minuet and trio
3.Alla Turca: Allegretto in A minor

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