The Influence of Classical Music on Modern Music

1064 Words Jan 26th, 2018 4 Pages
Classical music influence the modern music by styles`s creation, composing and rhythm ,also many artists use elements of classical music in their work, and some choose to quote or replicate it directly.
For example,Walter Murphy’s disco hit “A Fifth of Beethoven” samples Beethoven’s Symphony No.5. The following picture shows The first 5 section is actually quoted from the Beethoven`s sample. It gained a great reaction.

There is another example in the "Rock" kingdom. Early rock 'n' roll icon Chuck Berry released his famous single named "Roll Over Beethoven" in 1956.[Citefromhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Melodia/List_of_popular_songs_based_on_classical_music

] However the difference between the classic piece and his hit song is that Berry emphasized on rhythm and blues instead of classic music`s composition. This attempt turned out very successful.

Another popular song"bumble bee" is actually quoted from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov`s "the flag of bumble bee" most of us might know the modern version instead of the classic version.[ http://wikibin.org/articles/list-of-popular-songs-based-on-classical-music.html
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There are some stroking combinations between classic music and modern music. For instance, some rap songs even quoted from the classic music.such as Nas`s " I Can" . The background music for it is Beethoven`s fur Elise. And "coming to america" by Ludacris used the Mozart's Requiem for choirs.…
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