There's a certain piece of music (which may or may not be a classical piece), which has been bugging me for a while, because I can't figure out what it is.
I first heard this music on the first trailer for the 1978 Superman movie. I'm bringing it up because of the fact that I've heard it in two other places since. I heard it in a trailer for an incredibly bad late-70s sci-fi film called Laserblast, and in the opening of another horrible early-80s sci-fi film called Galaxina. (After all, this was the era when all space operas had to have music invoking 2001, John Williams' Star Wars or Jerry Goldsmith's Star Trek: The Motion Picture...)
Anyway, someone on a film music forum said that the film Galaxina used canned library recordings of classical music (including Wagner) in lieu of an original score. I also heard Liszt's "Preludes" in the film.
The fact that it was used in a film which apparently utilized only classical music leads me to assume that it is indeed a classical piece.
It seems like a 19th century Romantic piece of some kind, and it sounds like Wagner, or Strauss, or Liszt.
Or am I just wrong, and this is a more modern production library track that just *sounds* like a classical piece? I've never heard it except in those three places, and all three uses of it come from between 1977-1980...
I've attached the mystery piece. Does anybody here recognize it?