ALEGRO NON TROPO was one of my most important cultural stations when it came to classical music. even as a child my visual part was much more evolved then the verbal or the musical, and that amazingly fiendish funny movie , with it's touching moments and brilliant creative animation styles made classical music much more accessible to me. True, fantasia came a couple of years earlier, but that whole bubblegum plastic Disney feel was a bit off-putting for me even when I was young and relatively naïve.
I highly recommend finding the full movie and spending a nice evening with a bottle of Italian red wine and this truly inspired visual audio treat.
But for most people, the bolero is known from the movie TEN. I think Dudley moore was there. I don’t really remember. I do remember Beu Dereck in a swiminsuit , riding a white horse on the beach. And you know what? From a marketing point of view, if people , upon hearing your music, have visions of beu dereck in a swimsuit, riding a white horse on the beach? That is not such a bad thing…