‘The Final Frontier’, A Short Video Tracing the Musical Roots of the ‘Theme from Star Trek’ Back to Beethoven

In the “The Final Frontier,” a short video by CBC Radio, host Tom Allen charts the musical origins of Alexander Courage’s iconic “Theme from Star Trek back through a number of hugely influential classical composers, including Mahler and Beethoven.

Now if ever there was an artist that was interested in sampling before there was sampling, it was Mahler. He took inspiration from anything and everything. Nothing was sacred.

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