Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Make Room for Beethoven

I came across an interesting item in the New York Times about the meaning of the musical excerpts that frequently decorate accompany the panels of Peanuts comic strips. Apparently, the notes that danced across the panels were not random, but were actually excerpts from Beethoven's works that were supposed to serve as something of a soundtrack for the cartoons. Now, I'm going to have to find all those old Peanuts cartoons and read the music as well as the words and pictures.


Dave said...

Interesting....I wish I knew this when I read Peanuts.

Barbara said...

who knew??

Josh said...

Interesting. You never would've thought of that when originally reading it, but looking back on it, that would make sense. That kind of attention to detail is always great.