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POP MUSIC AND THE CLASSICAL IDIOM

Part III: Classical Music and its 8-bit Suit

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Classical music appears in the most unlikely of places. Throughout the 1980s, for instance, it was surprisingly common to find some of the world's greatest works dressed up in an 8-bit suit. What exactly do I mean by 'an 8-bit suit'? Try to imagine the rich orchestration of the Nutcracker Suite reduced to bleeps and bloops...

Copyright © 24 June 2013 Andrew Schartmann, Montreal, Canada

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