The list author says: "Looking for jazz, rock, big band, or other arrangements and remixes of timeless Classical pieces? Tracking them down is difficult, but I hope this list will serve as a starting point."
"Probably inspired in part by the popularity of the Nutcracker Suite on his Boogie Woogie Christmas album, Brian Setzer gives us an entire album of big band arrangements of classical pieces from the standard repertoire. Tons of fun, irresistible big band sound in perfect modern recording."
"A Fifth of Beethoven topped the charts in the 70s. Aside from this famous disco arrangement of Beethoven's 5th symphony, Walter Murphy wrote several other disco remixes of the classics which form more than half of this CD. Especially fun is "Toccata and Funk in D Minor," don't miss it."
"Dave Edmunds arranged Sabre Dance, Farandole (also called March of Kings, by Bizet), and the first movement of Mozart's 40th symphony for electric guitar. "Hand Picked: Musical Fantasies" has Sabre Dance and Mozart's 40th. Farandole is harder to find, it is on "The Collection"."
"Classical remixes occur on every Trans-Siberian orchestra album thus far. This one begins with an awesome medley of Beethoven hits (track 1 "overture") and features a complete rock arrangement of the overture to Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. Also: 2nd mvmt of Beethoven's 9th ("Beethoven"), Mozart's Requiem Sequence No.5 ("The Fifth"), and a medley in “A Last Illusion”"
"On here you'll find a really awesome big band arrangement of Bach's Invention No. 4. On another of their albums you'll find Mozart's 40th symphony, 1st movement, in a very cool Moon River-esque arrangement."
"Glenn Miller arranged Verdi's Anvil Chorus, as well as Dvorak's famous Humoresque (find it on the Glenn Miller Story Vol.1-2) and Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata (find it on "Original Film Sound Tracks Volume 1" - not to be confused with the easy to find Moonlight Serenade)."
"An excellent instrumental Christmas album. The style is classical orchestra and rock band, and the arrangements range from powerful and dramatic to tender and peaceful. If you like Trans-Siberian Orchestra's most famous (instrumental) pieces, this is a must for you."
"If you can handle it, this is a full modern remix of the Christmas and Easter standard: Handel's Messiah. The only instrumental track is the first, the overture, which includes the melody of the famous Hallelujah chorus."
"This actually consists mostly of remixes of classical pieces associated with Halloween (in fact, four tracks are based on pieces also used in Disney's Fantasia). It's got more synthesized drums than Mannheim Steamroller's masterpiece Christmas albums, but it's still fun and spooky to listen to."