Why the Music in Cats (2019) is Worse than you Thought



Due to a manual copyright claim by UMG (that I’m still working to resolve) some of the music in this video is either muted or replaced with some of the most hilarious stock music YouTube would let me use.
If you’d like to see what this video was supposed to look/sound like, you can check it out here:

In this video I freak out about Cats holding hands

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Also, I’d like to make a special mention of Catilin Koi’s video “Let’s Talk About CATS”.
I wish I’d done my job a little better and found this video before I made my own, and cited her multiple times because she does a MUCH better job than I do at explaining the plot to the original stage version of Cats, especially everything with Grizabella at the end of the show.
if anything about this video has made you excited about learning about the original Cats then I cannot recommend her video enough

Sources:

The article penned by the audio leads on Cats
I cannot overstate how much of a fascinating read this is, you owe it to yourself to read it!

CATS Part 2

Part 1 of the above article with some interesting insights to the film industry
(I liked the part where they lucked out with the forehead-mounted mics not interfering with the dancers’ somersaults)

Mixing Live Singing Vocals on Cats

Luciano Berio’s Sequenza III performed by Laura Catrani (I love this performance!)

https://catsmusical.fandom.com/wiki/The_Old_Gumbie_Cat
because of course Cats has it’s own wiki

The Toronto Star article about the Orchestra having to work up to 2 months before the film released
https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/2019/11/19/dont-judge-cats-film-by-its-trailer-says-canadian-music-producer-greg-wells.html

John Cage’s Water Walk

The Greenport Peter Pan Fiasco

Maria Joao Pires prepared a different Mozart concerto to the one that was performed

The same thing happened to pianist Tianxu An in the finals of a Tchaikovsky Competition in 2019

Ray Chen breaks a string during a performance (and the concertmaster doesn’t flinch when he has to swap violins like a pro)

The metal pole modern dance thing that we’ve all seen a million times

If I’ve missed anything please let me know
Seriously, if I’ve used a clip from your video in this video and I haven’t put it here please contact me!

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