Classical music in rock style

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Classical music in rock style

Postby archeleus » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:02 am UTC

Okay so I don't exactly know how to put this, but you know when a rock band takes a classical song and adds in percussion, electric guitar and all that (no vocals)? That's what I'm talking about.

Do you know of any such good pieces?
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Re: Classical music in rock style

Postby poxic » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:04 am UTC

Like this? That's more pop than rock, but try some of the related videos.
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Re: Classical music in rock style

Postby Microscopic cog » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:04 am UTC

What about this?
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Re: Classical music in rock style

Postby archeleus » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:43 am UTC

Poxic wrote:Like this? That's more pop than rock, but try some of the related videos.


I like this.

I was thinking more of in the form of hard rock with added instruments such as the clarinet, violin and cello.

Microscopic cog wrote:What about this?


For some reason I don't like this much, sorry.
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Re: Classical music in rock style

Postby Phill » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:28 pm UTC

I heard a version of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. I think this might be the one but as I'm at work I can't hear the sound so not sure!

It's not really hard rock as such but have a listen anyway.

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Re: Classical music in rock style

Postby Thirty-one » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:46 pm UTC

Paul Gilbert's "Eudaimonia Overture" from "Silence Followed by a Deafening Roar" has a bit of a Bach piece in it, I think.
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Re: Classical music in rock style

Postby Euphonium » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:37 pm UTC

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, anyone? Pictures at an Exhibition?

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Re: Classical music in rock style

Postby Azrael001 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:45 pm UTC

The Trans-Siberian and Metallica do some stuff together (including the thing mentioned above) I think.
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Re: Classical music in rock style

Postby The EGE » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:17 am UTC

TSO. So much. I went to them in Hartford a few weeks back.
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Re: Classical music in rock style

Postby Wiisus » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:45 am UTC

Not exactly what you're looking for, but what about Tenacious D - Classico?

I dig it.

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Re: Classical music in rock style

Postby J L » Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:50 pm UTC

Crossovers between classical music and rock were quite common in the early 70s. ELP is a great example, others include Yes (Yessongs), Deep Purple (April, Concerto for Group and Orchestra), Renaissance (Sheherazade), Mike Oldfield and many more. However, I can't think of many instances when bands actually tried to "cover" classical pieces. More often, they used orchestras to "enhance" their own compositions.

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Re: Classical music in rock style

Postby Microscopic cog » Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:06 pm UTC

Oh, oh, oh just thought of another one. Ekseption. This weird dutch group covered classical pieces in a sort of synth pop, rock manner. So catchy and uplifting. Here's a video that includes their most famous covers! ( The fifth ( beethoven ), Sabre Dance ( Aram Khachaturian ) and The Moldau ( Bedřich Smetana ).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtMXk9OebX4&feature=fvst
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Re: Classical music in rock style

Postby balderduck » Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:46 pm UTC

This is what came to mind, I don't know if it's what you meant...

(the classical instruments are most probably midi, otherwise it's a nice rendition)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0pz2D7-k-M
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