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Aaron Copland:

Classical Music in Pop

What do Frank Sinatra, Blood Sweat and Tears and John Denver have in common? They all used classical music in some of their pieces. After Aaron Copland composed his Fanfare for the Common Man, the piece was also adapted by several popular musicians. Let’s explore some more classical music that made the transition to pop.

Music heard in this episode:

Woody Herman: Fanfare
Emerson, Lake and Palmer: Fanfare
Alicia Keys: Piano and I
Janet Jackson: Someone to Call my Lover
Blood, Sweat and Tears: Satie; Gymnopedie #1
The Toys: Lover’s Concerto
Bach: Minuet in G
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5
John Denver: Annie’s Song
Frank Sinatra: Full Moon and Empty Arms
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2
Eric Carmen: All by Myself
Allan Sherman: Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh

Learn more about Aaron Copland

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This Week's Quiz

Copland's “Fanfare for the Common Man” was arranged by Woody Herman in what style?

 boogaloo

 waltz

 march

 rap

The Toys piece, “Lover’s Concerto,” uses music from

 a Beethoven symphony

 an etude by Chopin

 a minuet by Bach

 a waltz by Strauss

Which piece was “borrowed” by both Eric Carmen and Frank Sinatra?

 Rachmaninoffs Piano Concerto #2

 Mozarts Symphony No. 40

 Beethovens Pathetique Sonata

 Strausss Blue Danube Waltz

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Aaron Copland:

Classical Music in Pop

What do Frank Sinatra, Blood Sweat and Tears and John Denver have in common? They all used classical music in some of their pieces. After Aaron Copland composed his Fanfare for the Common Man, the piece was also adapted by several popular musicians. Let’s explore some more classical music that made the transition to pop.

Music heard in this episode:

Woody Herman: Fanfare
Emerson, Lake and Palmer: Fanfare
Alicia Keys: Piano and I
Janet Jackson: Someone to Call my Lover
Blood, Sweat and Tears: Satie; Gymnopedie #1
The Toys: Lover’s Concerto
Bach: Minuet in G
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5
John Denver: Annie’s Song
Frank Sinatra: Full Moon and Empty Arms
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2
Eric Carmen: All by Myself
Allan Sherman: Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh

Learn more about Aaron Copland

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Copland's “Fanfare for the Common Man” was arranged by Woody Herman in what style?

 boogaloo

 waltz

 march

 rap

The Toys piece, “Lover’s Concerto,” uses music from

 a Beethoven symphony

 an etude by Chopin

 a minuet by Bach

 a waltz by Strauss

Which piece was “borrowed” by both Eric Carmen and Frank Sinatra?

 Rachmaninoffs Piano Concerto #2

 Mozarts Symphony No. 40

 Beethovens Pathetique Sonata

 Strausss Blue Danube Waltz

 

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