I enjoy going down YouTube rabbit holes looking for classical music. Once in a while i’ll See an old Looney Toones cartoon, usually it’s Bugs Bunny, that is themed on a great classic. It gets me going, and I gotta hear it.
Like I said, a rabbit hole. This time I ended up with Dvorak’s 9th. It’s right up there with Beethoven’s 9th in my opinion.
…oh by the way, as Gustav walks up to the podium, I could just hear the whispers, “Leopold?”. You probably got to be in your late 40’s or so to get that reference, a as big as geek I am
Then the 4th movement hit me. I was stunned. I already knew this piece, it was so familiar, yet was the first time I heard it. How is this possible? I do beleive John Williams may have ripped off Dvorak a wee little bit.