Fantasia Original and Limited Edition Art (1940)

Some of the works played in the Fantasia are program music; that is, instrumental music that depicts or suggests stories in sound. However, the Disney program is generally not the same as the original. This criticism was addressed in the film itself. The host and narrator of the film, Deems Taylor, introduces each piece in the program and gives background on the original intent of the composer. There is no intent to deceive anyone into thinking that the Disney visual accompaniment was the "original intent" of the composer. Some of the musical works selected were shortened from their full length for the sake of the film's running time. Of the eight pieces, four are presented virtually complete: Toccata and Fugue, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, the Dance of the Hours (which is actually expanded), and the Ave Maria. The Nutcracker Suite is shorn of its Miniature Overture and March, the twenty-five minute Rite of Spring (the longest segment in the film) is ten minutes shorter than the original thirty-five minute work, and the Pastoral Symphony segment is performed in a twenty-minute version rather than Beethoven's complete forty-minute original. There are also small internal omissions in Night on Bald Mountain. Toccata and Fugue in D Minor / Musical score: Johann Sebastian Bach – Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565 (Stokowski's own orchestration) Nutcracker Suite / Musical score: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker Suite Op. 71a The Sorcerer's Apprentice / Musical score: Paul Dukas – The Sorcerer's Apprentice The Rite of Spring / Musical score: Igor Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring Intermission/Meet the Soundtrack / Directed by Ben Sharpsteen and David D. Hand The Pastoral Symphony / Musical score: Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 6 in F, Op.68 "Pastorale" Dance of the Hours / Musical score: Amilcare Ponchielli – La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours. Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria / Musical score: Modest Mussorgsky – Night on Bald Mountain and Franz Schubert – Ave Maria
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