In 'Star Wars,' classical music shows rare giant impact
In an era when many classical musicians despair for their art's future, the heroic brass opening of "Star Wars" is one of the most instantly recognized melodies in the world. When figures ranging from former US vice president Dick Cheney to university sports teams have wanted to toy with their images for ruthlessness, they have made entrances to Darth Vader's theme — and crowds needed no explanation. With more than three-quarters of Americans having seen a "Star Wars" film, covers and parodies of the music — including one recent one by a singing toddler — have generated millions of views on YouTube.
Source: Yahoo Music
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