Sometimes classical musicians' versions of Beatles songs get it right - as in this week's Drive Featured Album from the Wihan Quartet.
Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” which turns 50 on June 1, the date of its original U.K. release, has been praised over and over again as a towering rock… The Beatles hadn't fully developed at this point, and these recordings -- many of which (including a couple of Sheridan-less tracks) were issued only after the band's rise to fame -- found their talents in a most embryonic state. Beatles for Classical Guitar: Guitar Solo (Beekman) – These are more difficult than the above but they sound good. Well, listen for yourself... 1 Yesterday for solo tuba... Touching, lyrical, heartrending - there are so many words to describe this classic Beatles number. In Things We Said Today and I'll Be Back, the A major chord is heard at the end of each verse although both songs are set in A minor key. It's just generic arrangements of Beatles songs and not very good at that. Notation only. The Beatles were so fond of Picardy cadence that their A Hard Day's Night contains as many as three songs in which a minor chord is unexpectedly replaced by a major one. Other times?
The famous 20th century classical musician/composer Leonard Bernstein, long-time conductor/director of The New York Philharmonic (and composer of the musical “West Side Story, and the operetta “Candide”) liked the Fab Four too! The Beatles Book for Classical Guitar, Kids Edition (Easy) – 15 hits in notation and tab. The vast majority of the CD does not represent classical versions of Beatles music which is what the title promises. All Things Strings - 'a magazine for players of violin, viola, cello, bass and fiddle' - has written an article about how The Beatles "Launched A String-Playing Revolution" in pop music.
No body of popular music has been subject to more scrutiny and the analysis than the Fab Four’s. I'll be transferring the 'Beatle Cracker Suite' a couple of the Baroque Chamber Orchestra tracks and 'The Beatles Concerto' to a disc and throwing the original away. None of them apply here. The Beatles’ Because is actually part of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata backwards. The Beatles – Because. Classical Music. Notation only. I thought this was a recording of Beatle music on classical piano in the styles of different composers. Considering this, it’s little surprise fans have made more than a few classical connections. The Beatles album “Sgt. The band first used strings when they recorded 'Yesterday', but incorporated them into many of their tracks from then on. It's just generic arrangements of Beatles songs and not very good at that.