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WCPE Presents Cartoons at Noon in June
TheClassicalStation.org Features Music and Fun
Wake Forest, N.C. (May 29, 2012) — WCPE Assistant Music Director Kenneth Bradshaw announces the series “Cartoons in June”. The series highlights the lighter side of classical Music.
“For many people, the music in cartoons was the first introduction to Classical music, offers Bradshaw, who is also Allegro and Wavelengths host.
Highlights of the series will be (all at Noon ET):
Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours from La gioconda Featured in Disney's "Fantasia" and various cartoons
Mozart: Serenade No. 13 in G, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" Heard in the 2004 Simpsons episode "Margical History Tour"
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, "Pathetique" Heard in the 1947 cartoon "Bugs Bunny Rides Again"
Dukas: Sorcerer's Apprentice The only selection from the original Fantasia film that also appeared in Fantasia 2000.
Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville Heard in the 1950 Bugs Bunny Classic, "The Rabbit of Seville"film that also appeared in Fantasia 2000.
“So, let’s have some great fun listening to music from the cartoons that gave us smiles, laughs or outright guffaws. Here’s to the lighter side of life—from Bugs Bunny to The Simpsons,” adds Bradshaw.
The day’s schedule can be accessed under Quick Links at Today’s Music at http://theclassicalstation.org/index.shtml.
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