Time Out says
Renowned abstract film-maker Oskar Fischinger, employed in a distant capacity on the Bach sequence, called this Disney effort a 'conglomeration of tastelessness'. He wasn't kidding. Only the Dukas Sorcerer's Apprentice sequence, with Mickey Mouse, where the storyboard is effectively provided by the composer, achieves a respectable kind of success. For the rest, Disney's attempts at the visual illustration of Beethoven and Co - a dubious exercise anyway - produce Klassical Kitsch of the highest degree. Awesomely embarrassing; but some great sequences for all that, and certainly not to be missed.
Cast and crew
Ben Sharpsteen supervisor
Schubert, Moussorgsky, Ponchielli, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Dukas, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Deems Taylor
Dick Huemer, Joe Grant