This week, Reich and his musicians performed three nights of concerts with the Philip Glass Ensemble at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, at a festival in honor of the 50thanniversary of Nonesuch Records.
Pictures Classical Music Rocks! One champions outrageousness, guitars and excess, while the other oozes refinement, poise and good taste - but there are a surprisingly large number of instances where these two seemingly adversarial worlds cross over.
Join us as we explore the heady combination of rock and classical! After the original score was lost, it was recreated in and was finally recorded and released injust months after Lord passed away. Many consider the piece to be the first example of classical music and rock crossing over.
This picture comes from the premiere performance with Deep Purple, and Malcolm Arnold conducting. Now if that's not enough to clear your festival hangover then we don't know what is… 3.
This landmark recording from features the multi-million-selling metal band's songs being performed in collaboration with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Michael Kamen.
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Not for the faint-hearted. Sting - Lute Master For Sting, writing some of the best-loved rock songs of the last century just wasn't enough. No, he wanted to really get back to basics - by recording an album of John Dowland's traditional English folk songs on the lute.
For the most part it's a prog-rock epic, but the famous theme from 'Eve Of The War' and 'Forever Autumn' are full of orchestral clout. Stage versions of the album have been performed with classical stars like Russell Watson pictured and Rhydian Roberts. Radiohead - endorsed by Steve Reich!
One of the UK's most enduring and respected bands, Radiohead's later work shows some classical influences, mainly thanks to guitarist Jonny Greenwood, who himself has worked with Pierre Boulez on several occasions. Not only that, minimalist legend Steve Reich composed his piece 'Radio Rewrite' to re-imagine two of their songs.
The live recording features some of the band's best-known songs arranged for band and orchestra. The Pet Shop Boys do ballet If you spent a large portion of the 80s singing 'West End Girls' into a hairbrush, then get ready for a surprise - the Pet Shop Boys composed the music for their first ever ballet in Nicola Benedetti plays at T in the Park Superstar violinist Nicola Benedetti took her music to the festival crowds earlier this year as she played the main stage at the T in the Park festival in Kinross, Scotland.
David Garrett - Rock Symphonies The David Beckham of the violin proved he was happy to get down and dirty with rock repertoire with his mammoth Rock Symphonies album.
Jaz Coleman - the new Mahler? Lead singer of avant-garde post-punk band Killing Joke Jaz Coleman underwent a musical transformation in the '80s. After temporarily quitting his band inhe studied classical composition and conducting for ten years and now works with some of the finest ensembles in the world, and even composed symphonic arrangements of the music of The Doors and Led Zeppelin.
Paul McCartney - classical composer Oratorios, ballet music and a fellowship with the Royal Academy of Music might not be the most rock 'n' roll milestones in former Beatle Paul McCartney's life, but his various compositions for classical ensembles have taken on a life of their own.
Who would've thought he would later end up staging a full-blown opera based on a 16th-century Chinese novel, called Monkey: Journey To The West?
It clearly wasn't a flash in the pan either, because Abarn also masterminded another opera based on the life of philosopher and scientist John Dee pictured.
Charlotte Church - child star, pop princess and vinyl enthusiast?
The original voice of an angel Charlotte Church burst onto the scene with her choirgirl image and soaring soprano. She then underwent a pop makeover inand just a few weeks ago tweeted a picture of a recent vinyl shopping spree - she'd bought records by Radiohead, Elbow and the Cocteau Twins among many others.
Taking some of the band's best-known songs and turning them into lush symphonic affairs did the trick, and Kashif repeated his success by composing his Genesis Suite, based on seven different songs by the prog rock legends. Taking some of Genesis' best-loved tracks and re-arranging them for a symphony orchestra, the album is another great example of a rock musician bridging the gap.
John Williams - not just a classical guitarist He's best known for his renditions of classical guitar masterpieces, but Australian maestro John Williams was also a founder member of the rock group Sky, and even performed with Pete Townshend from The Who on a version of 'Won't Get Fooled Again'.
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Fukuoka | Japan Fukuoka | Japan. The minimalist composer's latest album features a piece that takes inspiration from Radiohead songs, along with a recording of Reich's classic Electric Counterpoint, performed by Radiohead. Steve Reich: Drumming is the debut album of percussionist Colin Currie’s newly launched record label, Colin Currie Records.
The Colin Currie Group, longtime specialists in Reich’s music, is joined by members of Synergy Vocals for this recording.