With the expansion of mass media, it’s apparent that the inclusion of classical music programming gets people familiar with the not-so-popular works of the past. Of course, they still do not know the name of the piece or the composer either.
So, here are 3 classical symphonies that you don’t know about:
#1: O Fortuna from Carmina Burana, by Carl Orff
O Fortuna is still probably one of the most popular pieces that is played repeatedly in many television programs and movie for its haunting yet catchy melody. Some of the movies in which this piece has featured in are Cheaper by the Dozen, The Bachelor and Natural Born Killers.
#2: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C sharp minor, by Franz Liszt
Interestingly, there was a Bugs Bunny cartoon, titled Rhapsody Rabbit in 1946, where this piece was played amidst several distractions. Apart from this instance, it has featured in movies such as Shine, Delirious and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
#3: Sous le dôme épais (Flower Duet) from Lakme, by Delibes
Thanks to the British Airways interpretation of this work this piece has become increasingly popular in recent times. One of the notable features of this piece includes a duet between a coloratura soprano and and a mezzo-soprano. Some of the movies in which this duet has featured are The American President, Meet the Parents and Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.
#4: Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Without a doubt, Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin is but a combination of both jazz and classical music, and which is why it has been featured in several television programs and movies as a part of the soundtrack.