Re: Lisztian interpretation of Pink Floyd -- an unlikely sensation
posted at 1/28/2013 11:30 AM EST
In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:
"Rock music and Classical music seem like they would be completely opposed to each other..."
Whoever wrote this stupid line on the website apparently is unaware of some of the newer groups out there...like Emerson , Lake and Palmer, Deep Purple and Electric Light Orchestra. Perhaps they never heard of the Beatles , either...an album of their's that got a little attention 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' and the song 'She's Leaving Home?'
I love Classical piano, I love Pink Floyd....why would I not like this?....it is terrific.
Maybe Gokzin, ( I would not want to fracture my tonsils trying to pronunce her first name!)could do a rendition of Ten Minutes To Midnight by Iron Maiden?...who says it wouldn't sound good?
Clueless comment for sure, Zilla. Excellent feedback. :)
Wanted to mention that I attended a concert yesterday; the entire concert was comprised of works by English composer, Henry Purcell.
Purcell died in 1695, BTW, at age 36. That's how old his music is, and it's still going strong. And he composed most of his most "popular" works in the early 1690's, shortly before his death (at such a young age, which back then, wasn't considered young).
A true fun fact I learned is that Peter Townshend was very interested in baroque music; Townshend was deeply influenced by Henry Purcell. I got the biggest thrill out of learning about that. :)
Writing his rock opera masterpiece, "Tommy" didn't come out of nowhere, but I never knew the extent of Townshend's influence.