Classical Music in Pop Standards

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

What do Frank Sinatra, Blood Sweat & Tears and John Denver have in common? They all used classical music in their pop hits. Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" was also adapted by both Woody Herman and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Today we'll hear several other examples from The Toys' adaptation of a Bach minuet to Allan Sherman's hilarious "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah," based on Ponchielli's "Dance of the Hours."

Program Playlist:

Woody Herman: "Fanfare"
Emerson, Lake and Palmer: "Fanfare"
Alicia Keys: Piano and I
Janet Jackson: "Someone to Call My Lover"
Blood Sweat & Tears: "Variations on a Theme by Eric Satie"
The Toys: "Lover’s Concerto"
Bach: Minuet in G
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
John Denver: "Annie’s Song"
Frank Sinatra: "Full Moon and Empty Arms"
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Eric Carmen: "All by Myself"
Allan Sherman: "Hello Mudduh, Hello Faddah"

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