On Now

Melissa Ousley
Listen to the Stream
  • Symphony No. 3 11:22 Sergei Rachmaninoff
    St. Petersburg Philharmonic
    Mariss Jansons
    Buy Now
  • Minuet 11:16 Ludwig van Beethoven
    Philharmonia Virtuosi
    Richard Kapp
    Buy Now
Playlist
Other MPR Radio Streams
Choral Stream
MPR News
Radio Heartland

You can now listen to Classical and Choral Music on your iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) or Android device.

Blog Archive

February 2011
S M T W T F S
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28          


Master Archive

Contact Us

Purchase the Music

  • Buy the music you've heard on-air! Your purchase helps support our classical service.
    ArkivMusic

Services

Classical Notes

The Short Version: There's Hommage, and Then There's Oh, Man!

Posted at 1:02 PM on February 24, 2011 by Bill Morelock
Filed under: The Short Version

Awhile back, in the classical world, it seemed as popular as "Six Degrees of . . ." That is, finding references to, gestures toward, downright quotations of classical pieces showing up in film scores and popular music. Flattering for the masters, really, and a sign of good taste on the part of the "samplers." A number of the most famous examples involved scores by John Williams. Not this one.

For your consideration, a theme which, after tryouts on the Castilian high plain, went straight to Broadway.