It's much more common for rock groups to try their hand at classical pieces. ELP, Yes, Led Zeppelin, Spinal Tap, Van Halen, Deep Purple, Rainbow, the list goes on and on. Some of you might even recall another On Music post in which I showed how Sting re-arranged a Prokofiev tune in his song "Russians."
Turns out, though, it's a two-way street. Here are five excerpts of recordings I like (for reasons both serious and comical) of rock tunes covered by classical musicians.
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