POP MUSIC AND THE CLASSICAL IDIOM
Part III: Classical Music and its 8-bit Suit
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...
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Andrew Schartmann, Montreal, Canada