Saturday Morning Cartoons: Schroeder Plays the 'Pathetique' Sonata

Saturday, November 26, 2011

For this final weekend in Beethoven Awareness Month, we return to the Peanuts gang for our Saturday Morning Cartoon.

In the 1969 animated film A Boy Named Charlie Brown, Schroeder (AKA pianist Ingolf Dahl) trades in his toy piano for something much more grand as he plays the second movement from Beethoven’s Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, “Pathetique.”

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Comments [3]

Tom Dudzick from Nyack, NY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBbqJYEg9qc

Hi! Love your Saturday Morning Cartoon segment. Now you MUST watch and include the above cartoon. It's an old Max Fleischer POPEYE cartoon from the 30's called "The Spinach Overture." This is where I was first introduced to the "Poet & Peasant Overture" sitting in front of my TV on Saturday mornings, over my father's tavern in Buffalo. As I watch it now I'm amazed at the prowess of those Fleischer studio musicians. So musical and so funny at the same time. I'm sure some of them ended up with Spike Jones!

Enjoy!

Tom

Nov. 26 2011 07:01 PM

This needs to be updated. The cartoon looks ancient and outdated. Music lives forever!

Nov. 26 2011 05:45 PM
Emanuel A. Herz from 50 Orchard Drive, Ossining, N.Y. 10562

The great voice for Saturday, Nov. 26 was Truman Capote.

Nov. 26 2011 05:24 PM

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