Segments: "A Rustic Ballad," a story of feuding hillbillys; "A Tone Poem," a mood piece set on a blue bayou; "A Jazz Interlude," a bobby-soxer goes jitterbugging with her date at the malt shop; "A Ballad in Blue," dark room, rain and somber landscapes illustrate the loss of a lover; "A Musical Recitation," the story of Casey at the Bat; "Ballade Ballet," ballet dancers perform in silhouette; "A Fairy Tale with Music," Peter and the Wolf; "After You've Gone," four musical instruments chase through a surreal landscape; "A Love Story," about the romance between a fedora and a bonnet; "Opera Pathetique," the story of Willie, the Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met. Written by
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Did You Know?
The romance between film characters Henry Coy and Grace Martin, who belong to enemy families, has been seen as as a hillbilly version of "Romeo and Juliet" (1597). See more
Peter, don't just stand that way!
[the wolf leans Peter downward
And don't stand that way either.
Tristan und Isolde
Written by Richard Wagner
Excerpt Sung as tenor and soprano by Nelson Eddy
in "The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met" number See more