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Classical pop!!

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Classical pop!!

If you're of a musical leaning and, many are in this forum. Here's a fascinating site. http://www.allegro.philharmonic.me.uk/ That lists many "pop" music titles and the original classical music they were derived from.
Only found it since I was idly twanging away on the ole' gitar and found myself having a "senior moment" and playing "In the Hall of the Mountain King" (Grieg) a minor instrumental hit in the 60's (that I actually remember learning right at the beginning of my musical "career") and decided to see if there was any info on the web...
I seem to recall there were many others including; "Saturday night at the Duck Pond" which was derived from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. But, I knew that before seeing it on the site.
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Re: Classical pop!!

Now there's an interesting site Petlew.  I'm not a great classical music lover but the first on your list is one of my favourites - Borodin's Polovtsian Dances. Smiley Smiley
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Re: Classical pop!!

Just searched through my CDs to find Classically Sedaka. Neil Sedaka made this around 1995 and is along the same lines as your original post - classical music with modern lyrics. 
Classically Sedaka
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Re: Classical pop!!

Kraftwerk's Tour De France (1983) takes its melody (uncredited) from the opening of Paul Hindemith's Sonata For Flute And Piano of 1936:

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Re: Classical pop!!

One interesting tab in the OP web site is No1 albums. Notice how many of "The Black and White Minstrels" there were in the 70's!!
Remember them?
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

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Re: Classical pop!!

My parents would never miss their show when they were n TV.
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Re: Classical pop!!

and then political madness ruled - end of the show
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I'm as much against PC as anyone, but come on, the B&W Minstrels was an embarrassment even when still on the air.
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