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Rock music and classical music might seem like they would be completely opposed to one another. One champions outrageousness, guitars and excess, while the other oozes refinement, poise and good taste - but there are a surprisingly large number of instances where these two seemingly adversarial worlds cross over. Join us as we explore the heady combination of rock and classical!
One of the UK's most enduring and respected bands, Radiohead's later work shows some classical influences, mainly thanks to guitarist Jonny Greenwood, who himself has worked with Pierre Boulez on several occasions. Not only that, minimalist legend Steve Reich composed his piece 'Radio Rewrite' to re-imagine two of their songs.
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