10 Pieces of Classical Music You Know Thanks to the Movies

Think back to the first time you heard the overture to Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Were you just a kid watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in a dark cinema? Similarly, thanks to V for Vendetta, we can’t hear Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture without picturing a revolution, or Ravel’s Boléro without thinking about Bo Derek “making love” to Dudley Moore. It’s hard to list all the pieces of classical music used in soundtracks that are now inextricably associated with specific events and moods, but here are some of the most ubiquitous of the bunch. … Read More

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