I’ll see your Mussorgsky and raise you a Handel

Have you ever found yourself wondering what classical and/or operatic music was used in, say, Natural Born Killers?1 Or perhaps Babe, Pig in the City2, or Evil Dead II3?

Well, now you can find out, thanks to the all-too-aptly-named “Classical and Opera Music Used in Movies” page. You can browse by movie, composer, etc., and find out all sorts of nifty information. It’s not absolutely comprehensive, but with 975 movie titles, 172 composers, and 2239 total entries, it’s enough to get you started.

(via MeFi)

1 Natural Born Killers: An extract from Berg’s opera, “Wozzeck,” Mussorgsky’s “A Night on Bald Mountain,” Orff’s (much-used and abused) “O Fortuna” from ‘Carmina Burana,’ and Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly.”
2 Babe, Pig in the City: Rossini’s “Largo al factotum” from ‘The Barber of Seville,’ Saint-Saëns’ “Symphony No. 3, 3rd Movement,” and Verdi’s “Anvil Chorus,” from Il Trovatore.
3 Evil-Dead II: Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre, Op. 40