by James Hogan
I just had to share this article from the New York Times. Remember all those wonderful Peanuts comic strips featuring Schroeder? He would be at his piano, and often in the comic strip panel, the reader would see a stanza of music, which served as a kind of wallpaper to the scene.
Turns out Charles Schulz was pretty serious about music. The music featured in the cartoons was actual, original music from classical scores, and frequently it would reflect the mood of the drawing. Several of the comic strips are on display at “Schulz’s Beethoven: Schroeder’s Muse” at the Charles Schulz Museum in New York, and visitors can view the strips and hear the music that was literally drawn into them. How brilliant!
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