Saturday, 21 February 2015

A New Take On Classical Music ♪

First of all, I have to say that I'm usually not really into classical music. Although I certainly haven't developed a strong reluctance towards this kind of music like I have towards German folk music (how on earth can this be qualified as actual music in the first place?) but it's definitely nothing I'd listen to on a regular basis.
Nevertheless, I found that classical music as well as the corresponding instruments don't necessarily have to be stale or tedious. Nowadays, orchestral elements are increasingly incorporated into modern songs, anyway.

Some time ago, I stumbled more or less accidentally upon a musical group that transforms popular songs into beautiful classical pieces. They do not only stick to songs that appeared in the pop charts at some point of time but they actually cover a wider variety of genres also including rock, country, techno, metal and more.
The group I'm talking about goes by the name of Vitamin String Quartet (or VSQ in short).

Admittedly, I need to be in the right mood for this kind of music. I wouldn't necessarily put it on whilst getting ready in the early morning. However, I think it creates a fairly atmospheric ambiance when listening to it in the later hours to tune out a little after a long day.

To give you an impression of the VSQ, I listed 4 of my favourite songs below for you to have a listen to!

"Hallelujah" - Vitamin String Quartet Tribute to Paramore

"Numb" - Vitamin String Quartet Tribute to Linkin Park

"Clocks" - Vitamin String Quartet Tribute to Coldplay

"Bittersweet Symphony" - Vitamin String Quartet Tribute to The Verve

In this case, I really like the original songs as well, but in many cases the songs that make their way into the charts are not quite my cup of tea. However, when the VSQ have had their hand in it, even those songs can be turned into something completely new that even I enjoy listening to.

I'd love to know your opinion on these new interpretations of the songs!


  1. Lena, I love instrumentals. I do love classical music they are very romantic and full of soul. thanks so much for introducing me to this group. I will check them out when I come back form my holiday. <3

    Jo | Say Cheesy Cake
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    1. Their music is definitely full of soul as well ! :)
      I hope you'll like this group as much as I do. Until then, have a great holiday! ♥

  2. Randomly found your blog and can’t express how I like it! It was so interesting to read your posts and also I’d like to say that you have beautiful photos! I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    p.s. new post - how I met Victoria Beckham

    Diana Cloudlet

    1. Thank you so much! ♥
      I'll be sure to check out your blog as well, of course ☺

  3. I love your blog, Lena! I'll have to take a listen to the songs you listed!
    xo, Lauren-lee


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