This thread about Disney songs reminded me of something that has plagued me for days. DAYS, I tells ya.
While at Border’s a week or so ago, I bought a CD of Tchaikovsky’s work to study to. Listening through the CD, I came across the Marche Slave which is beautiful and really tells a story. That said, my oh my did it sound familiar.
Amazon has a clip of the part I’m talking about. Isn’t that the same song used in Disney’s Aladdin?
Did Disney rip off Tchaikovsky or do they admit to sampling? Or is this just a coincidence?
Wiki says that Tchaikovsky himself borrowed the melody for Serbian folk songs, so perhaps that is where Disney also borrowed from?