Roll Over Beethoven: A Rock Critic’s Guide to Classical
Boleros: Walsh, Beck, ELP
When Joe Walsh launches into his solo, he quotes extensively from Maurice Ravel's Bolero, a modernist staple. Compare the 1972 recording with the original orchestration, and where classical allusions transcend pretense. Click this module for youtube video if the trio doing this number live in France, Ravel quote at 14.48.
Featuring: Yes, “Every Little Thing,” 1969; “America,” 1969; “Roundabout,” “Cans and Brahms,” “We Have Heaven,” 1972; Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” and Brahms First Symphony (Mackerras); Carlos Santana with Dave Matthews, “Love of My Life,” 2002