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Contemporary Music Inspired by the Classics

Published: July 16, 2020

Enjoy our summer Music Hum playlist, featuring musical tracks inspired by the greats. 

Plus, one bonus techno remix that will have you humming Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro all week.

View some of the songs below and get the full playlist on Spotify.


A Field Guide to the Music and its Inspiration

"As I Am" by Alicia Keys

Inspired by Frédéric Chopin, Nocturne No. 20

“The Greatest Man that Ever Lived” by Weezer

Inspired by Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring

“Love of My Life” by Santana

Inspired by Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op.90: III. Poco Allegretto

“When I Get You Alone” by Robin Thicke

Inspired by Ludwig von Beethoven, 5th Symphony

“Little Fluffy Clouds” by The Orb

Inspired by Steve Reich, Electric Counterpoint, III. Fast

“Belfast” by Orbital

Inspired by Hildegard von Bingen, O Euchari in leta via

“Could it Be Magic” by Barry Manilow

Inspired by Frédéric Chopin, Prelude 20 in C Minor

“Like You” by Kelis

Inspired by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Der Hölle Rache,” Magic Flute

“Road to Joy” by Bright Eyes

Inspired by Ludwig von Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

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