Classical Music in Old Movies: The Blue Danube Waltz

Statue of Johann Strauss II, Vienna Austria

What do old movies and classical music have in common? I’m sure there are many possible answers to that and you could name a few of your own, but for me it’s that I once thought they were both boring and something I would never enjoy. Which makes me wonder now, what the heck was wrong with me?! I only have myself to blame for the way I felt about old movies, but with classical music? I sort of blame McDonald’s for that one! :-)

Okay, so I’m only half joking about that but if you remember this popular McDonald’s Commercial from 1986 it might help to understand why (although after reading the comments on YouTube, I think I may be the only one who didn’t like it!) Continue reading →