[Smt-talk] The Prog-rock Symphony?

Dmitri Tymoczko dmitri at princeton.edu
Wed Nov 18 15:09:46 PST 2009

Hi Everyone,

I'm wondering if anyone can help me come up with examples of what I  
think of as the "Prog-rock Symphony" -- album-length, through-composed  
instrumental pieces suggesting some sort of classical influence,  
however vague.

For example, Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells," Zappa's "Grand Wazoo,"  
or Jean-Michel Jarre's "Oxygene."

There are lots of examples with vocals; I'm happy to hear everyone's  
favorite instances, but I'm particularly interested in instrumental  


Dmitri Tymoczko
Associate Professor of Music
310 Woolworth Center
Princeton, NJ 08544-1007
(609) 258-4255 (ph), (609) 258-6793 (fax)

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