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Rock Artists Performing Classical Compositions

A Listmania! list by ds "Lagerd" (West Allis, WI)
The list author says: "This is a work in progress as I can't possibly recall all of the instances of a rock/pop artist proffering his interpretation of classical composition. These are some of my favorites.

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My general music interests include '70s progressive rock, intelligent rock, European folk-rock, alt-country and non-synthesized '80s rock."
One Step Beyond
1.  One Step Beyond by Madness
The list author says:
  "Ska treatment of 'Swan Lake'

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

Also a nice live version appears on the 2-disc Salvo edition of ABSOLUTELY."
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On the Third Day
2.  On the Third Day by E.L.O.
The list author says:
  "'In the Hall of the Mountain King'

Edvard Grieg"
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Vanessa-Mae The Violin Player
3.  Vanessa-Mae The Violin Player by Vanessa-Mae
The list author says:
  "'Toccata And Fugue For Organ in D Minor

Johann Sebastian Bach"
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Volcano Allegre
4.  Volcano Allegre by Mozartband
The list author says:
  "'Cheep' and 'Trio' based on compositions by

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Also, Mozartband's SOUL album is exceptional Mozart derived composition."
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Electric Warrior Acoustic Saint
5.  Electric Warrior Acoustic Saint by Lanny Cordola
The list author says:
  "Scorching guitar adaptation of 'Marriage of Figaro'

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart"
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Stand Up
6.  Stand Up by Jethro Tull
The list author says:
  "Jazzy renditon of 'Bouree'

Johann Sebastian Bach"
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Sky V.2
7.  Sky V.2 by Sky
The list author says:
  "'Tocatta' Sky blurred the line between instrumental rock and progressive rock. Not sure which they were.

Johann Sebastian Bach"
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Steve Howe Album
8.  Steve Howe Album by Steve Howe
The list author says:
  "'Concerto in D, 2nd Movement'

Antonio Vivaldi"
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Sky 4-Forthcoming
9.  Sky 4-Forthcoming by Sky
The list author says:
  "Excellent proggy pieces inspired/composed by

Khatchaturian, Wagner, Berlioz, J.S. Bach, et. al."
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Turn of the Cards
10.  Turn of the Cards by Renaissance
The list author says:
  "'Cold Is Being' uses the melody of 'Adagio in G Minor' coupled with Betty Thatcher's lyrics.

Tomaso Albinoni"
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Flesh & Blood
11.  Flesh & Blood by Maddy Prior
The list author says:
  "'Finlandia' on Uilleann pipes courtesy of Troy Donockley.

Jean Sibelius"
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Boogie Woogie Christmas
12.  Boogie Woogie Christmas by Brian Setzer
The list author says:
  "Swingin' big band version of 'The Nutcracker Suite'

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky"
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Christmas Eve and Other Stories
13.  Christmas Eve and Other Stories by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
The list author says:
  "'A Mad Russian's Christmas' Prog/metal rendition of 'The Nutcracker Suite'

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky"
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Trilogy
14.  Trilogy by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
The list author says:
  "'Hoedown' from Rodeo

Aaron Copland"
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Pictures At An Exhibition
15.  Pictures At An Exhibition by Emerson Lake & Palmer
The list author says:
  "'Pictures At An Exhibition'

Modest Mussorgsky"
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Handel's Fantasy
16.  Handel's Fantasy by Kila
The list author says:
  "Title track includes 'La Folia' by Corelli.

Arcangelo Corelli"
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Procol's Ninth
17.  Procol's Ninth by Procol Harum
The list author says:
  "The Friday Music issue of PROCOL'S NINTH includes bonus tracks 'The Blue Danube Waltz' and 'Adagio Di Albinoni'

Johann Strauss
Tomaso Albinoni"
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Absolutely
18.  Absolutely by Madness
The list author says:
  "Live Ska treatment of 'Swan Lake' on bonus disc (#2)

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

Studio version appears on ONE STEP BEYOND."
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Last updated: 11/15/11
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