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Modern pieces influenced by classics.
« on: February 28, 2019, 11:13:46 PM »
I was just recalling the other day how Ravel La Valse always reminds me of the song from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory Ď Pure Immaginationí
Then I thought of Rachmaninov piano concerto no2 and the Eric Carmen hit Ďall by myselfí Just for a bit of fun, what other tunes remind you or do you think have been influenced by great classical works? I donít mean direct samples like Coolio Ďiíll See you when I get thereí which directly samples Pachelbelís Canon... Iím more looking for ones that remind you or are just a similar composition.

For the record though I have always loved the disco tune Ďa fifth of beethoven Ď by Walter Murphy . :-) gets my toes tapping every time..


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Re: Modern pieces influenced by classics.
«Reply #1 on: March 01, 2019, 06:03:42 PM »
do direct quotes count? We studied and discussed Billy Joel quiet a bit in an advanced theory seminar course i took towards the end of our basics sequence, this song's chorus uses the melody from mov 2 of Beethoven's pathetique sonata,


Billy Joel has quite the compositional chops, a lot of harmonic devices in his works we see  in Beethoven and co and that would have felt at home in some of his works too

his Schirmer album of modern classically composed piano solos Fantasies and Delusions should be explored, fun listen , good music to perform on stage, albeit very difficult, but well done
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on an inspired by , the song from an American Tale Somwhere out there which won a grammy that year (1987 i think) follows it more or less w/ a few deviations to great effect

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Re: Modern pieces influenced by classics.
«Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 10:50:50 AM »
Thanks for taking the time to reply? Thatís so weird I have been really into Billy Joel the last few months and listening to loads of his stuff, yes This Night! thatís exactly the sort of thing I was meaning. ;D
I donít understand the American Tale one reference, What classical piece are you referring too ?
An advanced theory course sounds interesting, I have never done music in a formal setting past high school for any theory and I think it would be really Interseting to do a more advanced class on it. I find it fascinating. I like watching Rick Beato and you tube and his Ďwhat makes a song so greatí when he breaks down pieces and talks about the construction and theory of them. Itís all music at the end of the day, iíll Listen to pretty much anything from Classical to modern.  :D