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Book: Sounding Funny

Chapter: Humour Between The Keys

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.24498


Humour between the Keys is an analysis of the music used in The Cat Concerto (MGM 1947). The paper looks at how Scott Bradley constructed his score from the original Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody, what changes Bradley made to the original score and why the piece is so commonly used in animated cartoons. Predicated on theories of humour, the paper is, nonetheless, a working study of the music, which contributed to The Cat Concerto winning an Academy Award for Best Cartoon.

Chapter Contributors

  • Peter Morris ( - pmorris) 'University of Surrey '