romeo and juliet overture

anonymous asked:

What are the most dramatic and powerful pieces you've ever heard?

Strauss: Don Juan, Salomé
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 4, Marche Slave, 1812 Overture, Romeo & Juliet, Francesca da Rimini
Chopin: ‘Heroic’ Polonaise
Dvorák: Symphony no. 9
Fauré: Requiem
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, Lohengrin
Rachmaninov: Symphony no. 2, Symphonic Dances, Piano Concerto no. 1, Piano Concerto no. 2
Mahler: Symphony no. 2, Symphony no. 3, Symphony no. 6, Symphony no. 8, Symphony no. 9
Shostakovich: Symphony no. 7, Symphony no. 10, String Quartet no. 8
Stravinsky: Firebird, The Rite of Spring
Kodály: Dances of Galánta
Orff: Carmina Burana

Is John Williams eluding to Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture?

So hear me out.

I always felt like the music right as Kylo Ren bridal carries Rey up the ramp into the shuttle sounded like something “love theme-y” but I couldn’t put my finger on what exactly it was until just now. That short musical moment doesn’t really sound like anything else in the track, and I realized that it totally has the feel of the beginnings of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture.

Now, you know this music. I KNOW you do. This is the classic “running through a field of flowers into each other’s arms” music, that you just maybe didn’t know was written back in 1870.

This is the classic music.

And this is the music from the film

Am I the only one who hears them as feeling very similar?

Am I the only one that loves that this comes from freaking ROMEO AND JULIET?

Am I crazy? I’ll answer that. Yes, I am i’m sure. 

Find the rest of my musings here

Fantasy Overture/The Abduction
  • Fantasy Overture/The Abduction
  • Tchaikovsky/Williams

To illustrate an earlier point, I present a mash-up of the Fantasy Overture from Romeo & Juliet and The Abduction from The Force Awakens soundtrack. It’s far from perfect on account of my shitty Audacity skills, but I think it illustrates the point well enough. It’s sometimes hard to tell where The Abduction ends and the Fantasy Overture begins, which says it all.

(I finally got inspired to make another playlist!)

What’s Opera, Doc?

Kill the wabbit! Kill the wabbit!

All the classical pieces that you remember from your favorite Looney Tunes shorts.

1. Ride of the Valkyries - Wagner

2. Peer Gynt Suite No. 1: Morning Mood - Grieg

3. The Blue Danube - Strauss

4. Sabre Dance - Khachaturian

5. The Barber of Seville: Overture - Rossini

6. Romeo and Juliet: Love Theme - Tchaikovsky

7. Tales From the Vienna Woods - Strauss

8. William Tell Overture: Finale - Rossini

9. Sobre las Olas - Rosas

10. The Barber of Seville: Largo al Factotum - Rossini

11. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 - Liszt

12. Light Cavalry (excerpt) - Suppe

13. Spring Song Op. 62 - Mendelssohn

14. William Tell Overture: The Storm - Rossini

15. Sylvia: Pizzicato - Delibes

16. In the Hall of The Mountain King - Grieg

Listen here!