Musical twinning

Dot writes: this evening I felt a very strong urge to listen to Siegfried’s Funeral March from Götterdämmerung, which I succumbed to as loudly as I dared once the kids were in bed. It prompted me to reflect on how early exposure to Wagner probably helps to explain my love of melodic hard rock; I do like music that is passionate, overwhelming and vast, and I am not bothered by lack of irony. This in turn made me think whether one could have a twinning arrangement between classical and popular genres. Maybe electronica could come to an agreement with early Baroque. Performances of Mozart’s operas could have little signs in them mentioning their exchange programme with quirky female-fronted indie-pop groups. Folk and renaissance music have been mixing it up for years. Any further suggestions?

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2 thoughts on “Musical twinning

  1. Hello 🙂

    Full Album : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EtSWs9729s

    This perhaps not what you ment but… Ulver (wolves) is an avantgarde electronica band playing classical piece in 6 parts with an orchestra.

    1. As Syrians Pour In, Lebanon Grapples With Ghosts Of A Bloody Past [0:00] – [11:51]
    2. Shri Schneider [11:51] – [17:26]
    3. Glamour Box (Ostinati) [17:26] – [23:38]
    4. Son Of Man [23:38] – [32:02]
    5. Noche Oscura Del Alma [32:02] – [37:28]
    6. Mother Of Mercy [37:28] – [44:52]

    Ulver were commissioned in 2012 by the Tromsø Kulturhus (House of Culture) in Norway,[56] in a cooperation with the Arctic Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra cultural institution to compose and perform a Mass. With additional aid and advice from composer Martin Romberg, and contemporary composers/musicians Ole-Henrik Moe and Kari Rønnekleiv, Messe I.X-VI.X was composed and first performed live by Ulver, alongside the Tromsø Chamber Orchestra on September 21, 2012. The band then took the recordings back to Crystal Canyon, Oslo and spent winter and spring in post-production, honing the material for its studio-equivalent. Issued in August 2013, Ulver’s tenth studio album received universal critical acclaim, described as “a challenging work and an album of rare beauty”[57] and “a phenomenal album, combining intense atmosphere with the sort of cinematic sense of drama akin to some of the most powerful film scores.

    Eirik from Norway

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