Did This Commercial Change Your Life, Too?


As a kid, when someone was talking to me and I was bored or uninterested or totally confused by what they were saying, I would sometimes interrupt them and blurt out, “But did you know that the original theme is from the Polovetsian Dance No. 2 by Borodin?”

Thank you, John Williams. Thank you so very, very much.

(And extra thanks to my Facebook friends who helped me track down this clip.)

3 thoughts on “Did This Commercial Change Your Life, Too?

  1. Detroit Al

    I made reference to this today while chatting on facebook and no one knew what I was talking about so I spent all day searching on it and finally found this gem of a page.

  2. Andy In NY

    Hey. I found this through a search. My mother was just watching Dial M For Murder and, as she often does when she sees the actor, John Williams, she reminds me of the time she saw him on a beach in La Jolla, CA. To this I always reply, oh, he’s the guy who used to do the commercial for some classical music records. Well, I remembered that it was something something dance number 2 by Borodin. So I added “commercial” to my search and here I am.:) So nice to find a link to the actual commercial. Strange to find an ad comforting, but it is. Thanks for tracking it down.:)

  3. Richard

    Andy, Al: I spent DAYS looking for this, to no avail. Then I posted a query to Facebook, and within five minutes, five different people had posted the link.

    Life’s weird to begin with — and it’s weirder with Facebook.

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