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Has anyone heard any classical pieces used in modern music? #1667287
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Has anyone heard any classical pieces used in modern music? Not like how All by my self used rachmanioff's 2nd concerto but something like transitioning it, urm changing it. (sorry not sure how to say it.) but should be something like:

This, it is Chopin's revolutionary etude used as a modern piece

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGuTEskGP8g

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Re: Has anyone heard any classical pieces used in modern music? [Re: Gould] #1667300
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Elvis Presley filched an aria from Lehar's Die lustige Witwe and turned it into a pop song. And some pop group turned the Big Tune in the finale of Saint-Saens's Symphony No.3 (Organ) into a pop hit some years ago....


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Roll Over Beethoven is the obvious answer here, but I think that's a bit cheeky. Beyond that, none really come to mind except simple covers (Pictures at an Exhibition, Hall of the Mountain King).


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Is it this kind of music you are looking for?



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Re: Has anyone heard any classical pieces used in modern music? [Re: octurn] #1667374
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I've heard that West Side Story's "A Place for Us" i sbased on Beethoven Piano Concerto #3- not the first movement- but the second one I think.


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Originally Posted by qtpi
I've heard that West Side Story's "A Place for Us" i sbased on Beethoven Piano Concerto #3- not the first movement- but the second one I think.


That's a bit of a stretch - don't you think??

FYI - The song is called "Somewhere."

I could see perhaps how Bernstein might have been "inspired" by the 2nd movement - but there is no real connection between the two that I can discern.


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Re: Has anyone heard any classical pieces used in modern music? [Re: Gould] #1667396
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Muse quotes a short phrase from Rach's 2nd Piano Concerto in their song Space Dementia, and plays a (very slightly) modified version of Chopin's Nocturne Op 9 No 2 in their song United States of Eurasia + Collateral Damage.

Popular songs aside, I can only think of these couple at the moment, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMav_NuFdcQ Tchaikovsky reimagained in Final Fantasy 2, and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjYf94WPV80 8 bit Bach in an old Konami game.

Of course this is ignoring much of BanYa or other music games.

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"Could It Be Magic" was based on Chopin's Prelude in C Minor, Opus 28, Number 20.

"Goin' Home" was adapted from Dvorák's Symphony No.9 "From the New World", 2nd movement.

"Lover's Concerto" sounds an awful lot like Bach's Minuet in G Major.

and, a bunch more can be found here.

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"I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" was lifted directly from Chopin's Fantaisie Impromptu.


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Wayne Shorter did a jazz interpretation of Sibelius' "Valse Triste" on his CD Footprints. The group "Spooky Actions" has arranged the music of Anton Von Webern, the "Quartet for the End of Time" by Oliver Messian and "Five Piano Pieces" by Arnold Schönberg for jazz quartet. I believe bassist John Patatucci also did something similar but can't find it right off.

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How bout' this...


Or this...


Or this...

Re: Has anyone heard any classical pieces used in modern music? [Re: Gould] #1667823
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When Phil Collins sang "A Groovy Kind of Love" back in 1988, I was learning Clementi's Sonatina in G Major, Op. 36, No. 5 (the third movement). I knew somebody was stealing something from someone.


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Originally Posted by AZNpiano
When Phil Collins sang "A Groovy Kind of Love" back in 1988, I was learning Clementi's Sonatina in G Major, Op. 36, No. 5 (the third movement). I knew somebody was stealing something from someone.


Hahaha. I rather doubt Phil Collins, has a clue about Clementi, but, they may have tripped over the same harmonic progressions, I suppose.



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All By Myself has Rach in it.

as does Never Fall in Love Again




Check out the recorded version of ALL BY MYSELF.

Edit: BTW, what ever happened to Eric?



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Actually, the English group The Hollies made the original recording of "A Groovy Kind of Love" , in the '60's, and I believe they gave a direct "tip of the hat" to Clementi in discussions about the piece.

From Broadway, let's not forget the musical "Kismet", in which virtually all the numbers were borrowed from Alexander Borodin's music. The same duo that created this music -- Forrest/Wright -- also created another musical with virtually all numbers borrowed from Rachmaninov's music. That wasn't as successful as Kismet, and I can't remember the title.

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Originally Posted by Tim Adrianson
From Broadway, let's not forget the musical "Kismet", in which virtually all the numbers were borrowed from Alexander Borodin's music. The same duo that created this music -- Forrest/Wright -- also created another musical with virtually all numbers borrowed from Rachmaninov's music. That wasn't as successful as Kismet, and I can't remember the title.
The title of the Rachmaninov adaptation was 'Anya', but I've never heard any of it. Better known was the first collaboration of Forrest/Wright, 'Song of Norway'. It used music by... well that guy.


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Fred Hersch apparently made a whole album with "jazz" transitions of Russian composers:



Listening to this makes me want to buy this album.

Anyone here familiar with it?

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Alvin Lucier's "The Exploration of the House" -- description by Alex Ross:

Alvin Lucier's The Exploration of the House is a piece in the spirit of the same composer's experimental masterpiece I Am Sitting In a Room: fragments of Beethoven's Consecration of the House Overture are played live by the ensemble, recorded on computer, played back, then recorded and played back again in a looping pattern, so that the resonant frequencies of the room gradually transform the original, if you get my drift.

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Deep Purple, Ritchie Blackmores Rainbow and Blackmores Night played many classical songs through out their careers. Deep Purple recorded a full symphony that was written by Jon Lord back in 1970. It was very successful for them in England.

Not all Rockers play the same music!



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