Classics Declassified

On this edition of New Sounds, spend an hour sorting through the twisted wreckage of classical music after various new music bands have played it. Hear Stravinsky, Rodrigo, Ketelby, Khatchaturian, and Mozart as you've never heard them before. Artists include Brave Combo, Krakatoa (performing Aram Khachaturian's "Sabre Dance"), Buckethead, John Fahey and many others.

PROGRAM #2177 Classics Declassified (Tuesday 7/15/03)

Brave Combo Box of Ghosts Borodin: Polovtsian Dance #2 [3:30] Rounder #9064*
Brass Roots Purple Cha Cha Heels A Day In the Life of An Afro (Ravel: Pavane) [3:00] Accurate #5046; More info at
Brave Combo Box of Ghosts Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess [2:00] See above.
Krakatoa We Are The Rowboats Khatchaturian:Sabre Dance [3:00] Cuneiform Records, #RUNE-168
Brave Combo Box of Ghosts Mozart: Rondo A la Turca [2:00]
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake [2:00]
See above.
John Fahey Old-Fashioned Love Ketelby:In a Persian Market [7:30] Takoma #6511***
Buckethead Electric Tears Sketches Of Spain - for Miles (Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez) [4:00] Meta #015
Igors Blaskappelle Plays... Stravinksy: Symphony Of Wind Instruments, Pt. 3 [4:30] Altrisuoni#139
Excelsior Declassified Shostakovich: Prelude #17 ("Mimi Goes Me(n)tal") [2:00] Mark Set Go #MSG-101
Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone Virtuosi Ravel: Prelude, Le Tombeau De Couperin [5:00] Concord Jazz #2105*
Salsa Celtica El Agua De La Vida Auld Lang Syne [4:30] Compass #4361.***

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