Thursday, February 21, 2013

MY RADIO BROADCASTS: CLASSICS & SONGS BASED ON CLASSICS IN POP & ROCK MUSIC


My Radio Boo broadcast on Tuesday 29/01/2013 (18:00 - 20:00), about compositions of classical music composers and their place in contemporary music, either in their 'original version' or used as a sample or influence in songs of the rock era.


First hour (18:00 - 19:00)

01. Boléro - HENRY MANCINI
(OST 10, 1980)
Originally premiered in 1928.
Maurice Ravel / France (1875 - 1937)

02. Never Gonna Fall In Love Again - ERIC CARMEN
(LP Eric Carmen, 1975)
Based on the third movement from Rachmaninoff''s 'Second Symphony' which was written in 1906-7
Sergei Rachmaninoff / Russia (1873 - 1947)

03. Russians - STING
(LP The Dream Of The Blue Turtles, 1985)
Based on Sergei Prokofiev's suite 'Lieutenant Kije', written for the homonymous 1934 Soviet movie.
Sergei Prokofiev / Russia (1891 - 1953)

04. Could It Be Magic - BARRY MANILOW
(LP Barry Manilow, 1975)
The song begins and ends with an excerpt of Frédéric Chopin's 'Prelude in C Minor, Opus 28, Number 20. (1839)
Frédéric Chopin / Poland (1810 - 1849)

05. The Windmills Of Your Mind - NOEL HARRISON
(OST The Thomas Crown Affair, 1968)
The opening two melodic sentences were borrowed from Mozart's '2nd movement' from his 'Sinfonia Concentrante for Violin, Viola & Orchestra in E-Flat Major, K. 364' (1779)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Austria (1756 - 1791)

06. Piano Concerto no. 21 in C Major K 467 - WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
(1785)

07. Song Sung Blue - NEIL DIAMOND
(LP Moods, 1972)
Based on the previous Mozart theme.

08. Rain & Tears -APHRODITE'S CHILD
(1968 / LP End Of The World, 1969)
A reworking of Pachelbel's 'Canon In D Major' (1694, first published 1919)
Johann Pachelbel / Germany (1653 - 1706)

09. Canon In D Major - JOHANN PACHELBEL

10. Für Elise - LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
(1810, first published in 1867) 
Ludwig Van Beethoven / Germany (1770 - 1827)

11. A Whiter Shade Of Pale - PROCOL HARUM
(LP A Whiter Shade Of Pale, 1967)
The song includes parts of 3 of Bach's works.
1) Air 'On The G String' (Written between 1717-1723)
2)  Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe, BWV 156 (1729)
3) 'Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimme' (aka Sleepers Wake) (1731)
Johann Sebastian Bach / Germany (1685 - 1750)

12. Masquerade - SKY
(LP Sky 4 Forthcoming, 1982)
Music by Khachturian, for the homonymous 1941 play of Russian writer Mikhail Lermontov.
Aram Khachaturian / Armenia (1903 - 1978)

13. Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90 - III. Poco Allegreto - JOHANNES BRAHMS
(1883)

14. Love Of My Life - SANTANA feat. DAVE MATTHEWS
(LP Supernatural, 1999)
Based on the previous theme.
Johannes Brahms / Germany (1833 -1897)

15. Black Black Heart - DAVID USHER
(LP Morning Orbit, 2001)
Uses the famous 'Flower Duet' for female sopranos, from Léo Delibes opera  Lakmé (1883)

16. Dear Malika - THE RAPSODY feat. LL COOL J
(LP Overture - Hip Hop Meets Classics, 1997)
Uses the famous 'Flower Duet' for female sopranos, from Léo Delibes opera  Lakmé (1883)
Léo Delibes / France (1836 - 1891)

17. Madam Butterfly (Un Bel Di Vedremo) - MALCOLM McLAREN
(LP Fans, 1984)
Based on Pucccini's opera Madama Butterfly (1904)
Giacomo Puccini / Italy (1858 - 1924)


Second hour (19:00 - 20:00)

01. The 'Aria' from 'La Wally' - WILHELMENIA FERNANDEZ
(OST Diva, 1981)
From Catalani's opera 'La Wally' (1892)
Alfredo Catalani / Italy (1854 - 1893)

02. It's A Hard Life - QUEEN
(LP The Works, 1984)
Introduction based on Leoncavallo's 'Pagliacci' (1892)
Ruggero Leoncavallo / Italy (1857 - 1919)

03. The Wheel Of Fortune (O Fortuna) - RAY MANZAREK
(LP Carmina Burana, 1983)
Based on Orff's cantata, Carmina Burana (1937)
Carl Orff / Germany (1895 - 1982)

04. The Ride Of The Valkyries - WIENER PHILARMONIKER
(OST Apocalypse Now, 1979)
From Wagner's opera 'Die Walküre' (1870)
Richard Wagner / Germany (1813 - 1883)

05. Also Sprach Zarathustra - DEODATO
(LP Prelude, 1972)
Based on Strauss' symphonic poem, which was inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche's homonymous philosophical novel (1896)
Richard Strauss / Germany (1864 - 1949)

06. Toccata - SKY
(LP Riding High, 1979)
Based on Bach's 'Toccata & Fugue In D Minor, BMV 565' (The time this was created remains uncertain)

07. Carmen / Gimme Some Lovin' -DOLLIE DE LUXE
(LP Rock Vs. Opera, 1985)
Medley of Bizet's 'Carmen' & Spencer Davis Group 1966 hit
Georges Bizet / France (1838 - 1875)

08. A Song Of Joy- MIGUEL RIOS
(LP A Song Of Joy, 1970)
Based on the 9th of Beethoven (Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op 125, 1824)
Words taken from Friedrich Schiller 1785 poem, 'Ode To Joy'

09. They - JEM
(LP Finally Woken, 2004)
It includes a sample of the Swingle Singers' 1963 adaptation of Johann Sebastian Bach's 'Prelude in F minor (BWV 881)'.

10. The Duel - GIORGIO MORODER
(OST Electric Dreams, 1984)
Based on Petzold's 'Minuet in G major' (The Lovers Concerto), a keyboard piece included in 'The Notebook For Anna Magdalena Bach (1725)
Christian Petzold / Germany (1677 - 1733)

11. Nut Rocker - B. BUMBLE & THE STINGERS
(1962)
Based on Tchaikovsky's 'The Nutcracker' (1892)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovksy / Russia (1840 - 1893)

12. Saturday Nite At The Duck Pond - THE COUGARS
(1963)
Based on Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake' (1895)

13. Swan Lake - MADNESS
(LP One Step Beyond, 1979)
Based on Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake' (1895)

14. Metal Heart - ACCEPT
(LP Metal Heart, 1985)
The song contains parts of Thaikovsky's 1876 'Slavonik March' (intro) & Beethoven's 1867 'Für Elise' (guitar solo)

15. Sabre Dance - LOVE SCULPTURE
(1968 / LP Forms & Feelings, 1969)
From the homonymous movement of Khachaturian's ballet 'Gayane' (1942)

16. I'll Stand By You - THE PRETENDERS
(LP Last Of The Independents, 1994)
Uses the melody of Bach's 'Minuet For Lovers'

17. A Groovy Kind Of Love - PHIL COLLINS
(OST Buster, 1988)
Original 1965 version of Diane & Anita was based on the Rondo movement of Clementi's 'Sonatina in G major, op. 36 no. 5'
Muzio Clementi / Italy (1752 - 1832)


Listen to the broadcast:
http://yourlisten.com/channel/content/16954637/Based_on_classics

 Ok... It's in Hellenic but once you get the picture it won't matter, cause titles & artists are in English, German, Italian & French.


Songs not included on the broadcast:



A Fifth Of Beethoven - WALTER MURPHY 6 THE BIG APPLE BAND (1976)

All By Myself - ERIC CARMEN (1975)
Based on Sergei Rachmaninoff''s 'Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18 (1901)

It's Now Or Never - ELVIS PRESLEY (1960)
Melody adapted by Eduardo Di Capua's 'O Sole Mio' (1898)

La Serenissima - RONDO VENEZIANO (LP La Serenissima, 1981)

Roll Over Beethoven - ELO (1972)
Quotes Beethoven's 'Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67' (1804 - 1808)

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