Let me play you Beethoven like you've never heard before, with guitars, bass, drums, strings, and synths.I hope these recordings of my modern arrangements will encourage young players to delve into experimenting more with classical music.
AIDA VERDI Music & History (english): Ismail Pasha, Khedive of Egypt, commissioned Verdi to write the opera for performance in January 1871, paying him 150,000 francs, but the premiere was delayed because of the Franco-Prussian War. Contrary to popular belief, the opera was not written to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, nor that of the Khedivial Opera House (which opened with Verdi's Rigoletto) in the same year. Verdi had been asked to compose an ode for the opening of the Canal, but refused on the grounds that he did not write "occasional pieces."
Aida met with great acclaim when it finally opened in December ...
A little tid bit lol: Ohhhh There are squirrells running around ecverywhere lol A friend here in SoundClick told us...
"Those are not squirrels, those are midget tree climbing kangaroos that never learned to hop around on their hind feet". Hahahaha
They are also beheading all the tulips in the garden where we are staying!!
We've never seen anything like it before!!