Saturday Morning Cartoon: Grieg's 'Anitra’s Dance'

Saturday, September 01, 2012

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“Anitra’s Dance” from Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt appeared in a 1996 episode of the Cartoon Network's "What a Cartoon!" show called "Tales of Worm Paranoia."

There are many other musical references too, including Mussorgsky's A Night on Bald Mountain, Mendelssohn's “Spring Song” from Songs Without Words, Gounod’s Funeral March of a Marionette, and Wagner’s Overture to The Flying Dutchman. You'll find even more if you listen carefully!


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