All the weirdly inappropriate references to classical music in Fifty Shades of Grey

2 November 2017, 16:31 | Updated: 2 November 2017, 16:48

Fifty Shades of Grey has some unexpected, and at times deeply concerning, references to classical music. Here are some of the best...

1. When Christian couldn’t believe Anastasia didn’t know how to translate Verdi’s Italian


Fifty Shades of Grey - Verdi La Traviata reference


2. When Anastasia literally hated Heitor Villa-Lobos’ music, but couldn’t be bothered to start an argument

“Mmm, yeah sure it sounds great.”

Fifty Shades of Grey - Villa Lobos


3. When Christian couldn’t sleep, so he got up to play Chopin’s Prelude Op. 28 No. 4 – and Ana rudely interrupted his practice

NEVER interrupt a musician mid-practice, Ana.


4. When Anastasia revealed she had never heard of Thomas Tallis and all our hearts simultaneously broke

Also, when Ana seemed to think Christian had written The Flower Duet himself.

Fifty Shades of Grey - Delibes reference


5. But then, when Tallis made a stonker of a comeback

He couldn’t have asked for a better reaction to Spem in Alium.

Spem in Alium - Fifty Shades CLEAN reference


Did you know you can listen to Fifty Shades Of Grey: The Classical Album? Find out more about it here, in our track-by-track guide (there are some crackers in there).