Sunday, November 29, 2015

Carl Stalling - Rabbit of Seville

You've heard Carl Stalling's music; he was the composer for Looney Tunes, writing one new score a week for 22 years.  The music is surprisingly complex for "children's entertainment".  This is perhaps his most famous adaptation.

While this is clearly an adaptation, his other scores were entirely original.  Giants strode the Earth in those days.


Anonymous said...

Stalling was a sort of genius, but I wouldn't say that his scores were "entirely original." He constantly filched from other composers, notably Raymond Scott.

STxAR said...

I still whistle tunes that apply to what's going on a the time. When someone says "make a list", I whistle Santa's Coming to town. My wife is about worn out hearing things like that. But it wasn't lost on me.

Looney Tunes is multi-level humor. Kids like it, but some things are just above them. I'll never forget when I understood what Pepe Le Pew meant when he said, "Never underestimate the recuperative power of a woman!" WOW!

SiGraybeard said...

My wife and I have both noted that virtually everything we think we know was influenced by Looney Tunes. I can't tell you the number of times we've tried to decide why we think we know what we do and it ends up being in a Looney Tune.

But the Rabbit of Seville is among the top episodes in their history.

Guffaw in AZ said...

Stalling and Scott and Bugs,...OH MY!