Songs with a Classical Twist

Maile Carballo / KUTX

April 19, 1956 – Chuck Berry recorded his iconic rock & roll hit, “Roll Over Beethoven”. The famous refrain “Roll over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news” was said to be inspired by Berry’s rivalry with his classically trained piano-playing sister, Lucy. Let’s hear MODERN SONGS WITH A CLASSICAL MUSIC TWIST OF SOME SORT.

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“‘A Day in the Life’ – The Beatles- hard to miss the orchestra sounds in that tune”

Jennifer Leduc

“‘Rock Me Amadeus’ – Falco”

Erin Syler

“Not only was Tommy the first rock opera, but the intro to this track is based upon “Fantasia Upon One Note” by Henry Purcell.”

Bruce Burns

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