Cyril Haearn wrote:
Right again r2, 'roll over Beethoven' for example and Jeff Lynnes Electric Light Orchestra, they took over, abused and improved classical music, one of my favourite pop groups
You're way of the mark and out of time,Roll over Beethoven is a Chuck Berry song from the '50's who was one of the founders of Rock n Roll which was born out of Jazz,of course traced back to classics,ELO just classicised it a bit with the Beethoven intro which Berry didn't.
FWIW I find classical music stuffy and stale,which are my own feelings of much of it,I do like some modern 'classical' stuff Karl Jenkins,Philip Glass,though Glass can go on a bit.
Classical singing is similaly boring to me though Maria Callas' voice I find incredible smoothing,as for the male classical voice generally it does nothing for me at all.