Violinist David Garrett is ready to conquer new terrain with his groundbreaking Rock Symphonies Album.
Rock Symphonies brings together two of this German-born violinist’s two great loves: classical music and the rock music of his generation.
Recorded with the City of Prague Orchestra, is a love letter to his favorite bands, like Nirvana (“Smells Like Teen Spirit”), Guns N’ Roses (“November Rain” as well as their cover of Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die”), Aerosmith (“Walk This Way”), U2 (“Vertigo”), Metallica (“Master of Puppets”), and Led Zeppelin (“Kashmir”). "I'm very big fan of 80s rock, of power ballads and that kind of stuff,” David says. “And I think adding an orchestra elevates rock to a whole different level.” For David Garrett, whose idols go from Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page to his former teachers Itzhak Perlman and Ida Haendel, there shouldn’t be any hierarchy between genres. "Choosing repertoire is very instinctive,” David observes. “For this project, it was quite easy. We had a theme—rock—and we chose things with a very strong rhythmical vibe, whether it was Beethoven or Metallica. The concept of “Rock Symphonies” has been on my mind for a very long time. I've always thought that there was a very strong connection between classical and rock; there's a very strong sense of rhythm and a very strong sense of precision in both."
Smells like Teen Spirit
Walk this Way
Live and let Die
Vivaldi vs. Vertigo
Master of Puppets
Rocking all over the World
En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor
I’ll Stand By You
Rock Symphonies Trailer 1 - The Music
Rock Symphonie Trailer 2 - The Concept
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Live From Electric Lady Studios
Walk This Way - Live From Electric Lady Studios