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Posted on 2 Feb 2014 19:06:39 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Feb 2014 19:07:34 GMT
To turn this around, how about jazz re-imagined as classical?
Ravel piano concerto in G http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JAeUjg4zj8 (Michaelangeli under Giulini tops all recordings IMO)

Classical anticipating jazz? The experts say Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
Classical anticipating rock? I say http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPM31x5zMOk (shorter than a live Hendrix solo)
Classical anticipating 20th/21st century popular ballads? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QImFm4Y_QPM (11:00-17:30)

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2014 18:40:52 GMT
Right again, but in my defence I was acting, just a poor actor I guess.

Posted on 2 Feb 2014 15:30:05 GMT
Lez Lee says:
Ray Manzarek - Carmina Burana

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94P8Y_etFN4&list=PL636511758C9089BA

Posted on 31 Jan 2014 22:26:39 GMT
Lez Lee says:
Naughty, naughty JC., your pedantic instincts have let you down. It's mischievOUS not mischievIOUS. ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jan 2014 22:17:26 GMT
Of course you're right Huck, I was acting the pedant in a mischevious sort of way. After all these years I still dig the whole Stand Up album.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2014 12:02:03 GMT
Huck Flynn says:
i reckon he'd be chuffed that his music as continued to influence people over the centuries. As an adaptation or whatever, Anderson admitted it - it wasn't like sampling or copying. Wonderful track.

Posted on 29 Jan 2014 16:02:06 GMT
Laibach made an Electronic version of one of Bach's greatest Works:
The Art of Fugue:
Kunst Der Fuge

Classic examples when it comes to Bach are Switched on Bach on the newly invented synthesizer and the Swingle Singers. But those must have been mentioned already.

Posted on 29 Jan 2014 15:57:40 GMT
Yeah all right that one's been done.
How about God Save the King/ Queen - tune by Bull/ Purcell? - plagiarised by many incl Beethoven, Bach, Elgar - satirised by Beatles, Hendrix, Queen et al - murdered by the Sex Pistols - and still it won't go away.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 15:36:34 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Jan 2014 15:40:42 GMT
ADAPTATION more like = Bouree from suite in Eminor for lute - only real diffrence being modern instruments and tempo. INSPIRED BY? Jo-Seb would sue.

Posted on 28 Jan 2014 15:48:00 GMT
Huck Flynn says:
groan

this thread has got me thinking - listening to Family's Bandstand album today - 2nd track is Bolero Babe and i can definitely detect a touch of Ravel's famous rhythm in it. Or am i just imagining it? Although i can't imagine jayne torvill and roger chapman skating to it.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2014 17:25:11 GMT
RedAlFire says:
I think it was on Deshippy Huck....I'll get me coat....

Posted on 24 Jan 2014 17:20:53 GMT
Huck Flynn says:
just jesting - big fan of both pieces, or all four pieces should i say

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014 15:57:44 GMT
Nugent Dirt says:
Dont hear it myself Huck. I'm pretty familiar with much of Debussy and said Morcheeba toon is one of my all time faves.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014 15:31:13 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Jan 2014 15:31:55 GMT
Wharf Rat says:
Had a look in the vaults Huck,written by P.Godfrey,R.Godfrey and
S.Edwards no reference related to Debussy.

Edit: good album tho'

Posted on 23 Jan 2014 15:04:23 GMT
Huck Flynn says:
was Morcheeba's The Sea based on Debussy ?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014 14:58:22 GMT
yup............................................:)

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014 14:42:32 GMT
T. Franklin says:
Wot! even St Winifred's School Choir?! ;-D

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014 14:22:07 GMT
i'll tell you what's better than e.l.p..............................everything! :)

Posted on 23 Jan 2014 12:16:34 GMT
Wharf Rat says:
....The Nice.....

America - Leonard Bernstein with a middle eight of Dvorak's New World Symphony
Intermezzo from the Karelia Suite - Jean Sibelius
Brandenburg Concerto No 6 - J.S.Bach
Pathetique Sympony (third movement) - Tchaikovsky

.....much better than ELP!

Posted on 23 Jan 2014 11:35:39 GMT
Lez Lee says:
The Toys - A Lover's Concerto - J.S. Bach Minuet No.1

Posted on 23 Jan 2014 05:45:15 GMT
Val H. says:
Song Of India - Tommy Dorsey (Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov)

Joy To The World - The Supremes (possible based on George Frideric Handel)

Summer Song - Harry Secombe (Antonin Dvorak)

Taken for Granted - Sia (Sergei Prokofiev)

Peter and the Wolf - The Clyde Valley Stompers (Sergei Prokofiev)

Posted on 23 Jan 2014 05:43:21 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Jan 2014 05:43:52 GMT
Val H. says:
Okay, here's another list. All painstakingly extracted from my own collection (yes, I know, I have very boring tastes):

Pardon Me, Mrs.Carmen - Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra (Georges Bizet)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TLkBp-MCC4

World In Union - Shirley Bassey (Gustav Holst)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbefqyNl0II

The Theme from Alfred Hitchcock's TV show is Charles Gounod's Funeral March Of A Marionette
Lots of versions, here's a jazzy one
Funeral March Of A Marionette

Till The End Of Time - Perry Como (Fryderyk Chopin)

So Deep Is The Night - Tony Christie (Fryderyk Chopin)

Once Upon A Time - George Shearing (Edvard Grieg)

Grieg Piano Concerto - Morecambe & Wise (Edvard Grieg)

Adagio - Lara Fabian (based on Tomaso Albinoni)

Nut Rocker - B. Bumble & The Stingers (Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky)

Nutcracker Suite (Part 1) - Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians (Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky)

Saturday Nite at the Duck Pond - The Cougars (Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky)

John O Dreams - Christy Moore (Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky)

and part 2 ....

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014 01:59:40 GMT
I was a 7 year old child when I first heard the Wombles' Minuetto Allegretto - about 2 years after it was released. I remember being utterly amazed by it and felt that whoever wrote it was giving a musical gift to children, instead of 'dumbing down' children's music. There was no classical music or instruments in our house but I certainly recognised the music as being in the classical style. Years later, I was so disappointed to find that Mike Batt (or whoever Mr Wombles was) didn't write it.

Posted on 23 Jan 2014 01:10:30 GMT
T. Franklin says:
and of course Fanfare For The Common Man arranged from Copland

Posted on 23 Jan 2014 01:08:42 GMT
T. Franklin says:
ELP time!

The Barbarian based on a piano piece, Allegro Barbaro, BB 63 (Sz. 49), by Bartok
Knife-Edge based on the first movement of Janacek's Sinfonietta, with the central instrumental section quoting the allemande of JS Bach's first French Suite in D minor, BWV 812
The Only Way (Hymn) contains themes from Bach's Toccata in F, and Prelude VI (both keyboard works I think, not organ)
Pictures At An Exhibition a reworking of Mussorgsky's piano suite
Hoedown from Copland's Rodeo
Jerusalem from Hubert Parry's setting of Blake
Toccata based on a movement of Alberto Ginastera's piano concerto no. 1 (the composer himself approved of Emerson's arrangement)
Piano Improvisations (Live In Anaheim, 1974) contains quotes from a fugue by Friedrich Gulda
The Enemy God Dances With The Black Spirits from the second movement of Prokofiev's Scythian Suite
Two Part Invention In D Minor, arrangement of Bach's keyboard work BWV775
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