Uncredited song in Triplets of Belleville
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Movies and Film
Asked by: neogia-ga
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11 Sep 2005 21:47 PDT
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Question ID: 566995
In the movie "Triplets of Belleville", around the 3rd chapter, Champion and his grandmother, Madame Sousa are sitting at the dinner table watching TV. A man appears on the TV playing the piano to a tune which I do not know the title of. My question is: What is the name of that tune? For further clarification if the scene cannot be found, it occurs before Madame Sousa pulls the dusty cloth off the piano and begins playing herself. If you find cross-referencing handy, it is also the theme song in an old PC-DOS game called Rollercoaster Rumbler, which is why I relate to the song so well. I was unable to find music credits for the game. To the Researcher: I ask only for the title and composer/performer of the song. Any additional information, such as why it was not credited in the movie credits would be much appreciated.
Re: Uncredited song in Triplets of Belleville
Answered By: justaskscott-ga on 11 Sep 2005 22:53 PDT
Hello neogia, The song is Prelude No. 2 in C minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: BWV 847, by Johann Sebastian Bach. The man playing it is apparently a parody of Glenn Gould. "Classical and Opera music used in movies - films listed by movie title - T" Bohemian Opera http://bohemianopera.com/moviesT.htm "Glenn Gould" Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Gould Online discussion, "Les Triplettes de Belleville -- half on-topic" (March 2004) <rec.music.classical.recordings> via Google Groups http://groups.google.com/group/rec.music.classical.recordings/browse_thread/thread/b9e9d9df1da3ff88/074e606c6da43543 "The Triplets Of Belleville" Hybrid Cinema http://www.hybridmagazine.com/films/0204/triplets-belleville.shtml "BWV 847: Well-Tempered Clavier 1: Prelude & Fugue No. 2" J.S. Bach Home Page http://www.jsbach.org/bwv847.html I don't know why it wasn't in the credits. - justaskscott Search strategy -- Searched on Google Web and Google Groups for the following terms individually or in various combinations: "triplets of belleville" classical music piano mozart bach "glenn gould"
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