Saturday Morning Cartoons: Animated Inspiration
Saturday, January 28, 2012
WQXR’s China in New York festival comes to a close Saturday. In honor of the festival, for this week’s cartoon is the 1946 Tom & Jerry ’toon The Cat Concero featuring Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp Minor.
The connection between Tom & Jerry, Liszt and China may not immediately make sense, but 29-year-old pianist Lang Lang, who has been featured during this festival, says this cartoon helped get him interested in playing the piano.