Talent borrows. Genius steals!Oscar Wilde
Beethoven vs Pachelbel
HELLOVENUS vs Pachelbel
Shostakovich vs Arthur Warrell
The original composer of ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ remains a mystery to date but it is widely believed to be composed during the sixteenth-century. In 1935, Bristol-based composer, Arthur Warrell, arranged the tune for his group ‘Bristol University Madrigal Singers’ and performed it at a concert on the 6th of December. It was titled, ‘A Merry Christmas: West Country Traditional Song.’ when it was published. Ever since, it became a popular Christmas carol. Shostakovich composed his collection of Preludes and Fugues Op. 87, between October 10th 1950 and February 25th 1951.
Schumann vs Chopin
Chopin composed Nocturne in F Minor Op. 55, No. 1 in 1842 whereas Schumann composed it in 1849 and published it in 1850. Chopin was a great admirer of John Field. His nocturnes were inspired by Field’s song-like melody structure in the right hand and the extensive use of pedals. Classical composers like Mozart, Italian and French opera arias were his inspirations too. He in turn inspired many others like Brahms, Wagner, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Liszt.
BTS vs Linkin Park
Listen to the introduction of the songs.
10 K-pop songs that ripped off Classical
Queen vs Aaron Copland
Listen to Queen’s chorus at 1.23 minutes onwards.
Listen to Arron Copland’s video at 2.01 minutes onwards.
Eric Carmen vs Rachmaninoff
Eric Carmen’s ‘All by Myself” was based on the second movement (Adagio sostenuto) of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s circa 1900 – 1901 Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18.
Ariana Grande vs *NSYNC
Which version do you prefer?
Aerosmith vs Queen
Listen to the introduction of these two songs. (‘Dude looks like a lady’ vs ‘Its a kind of magic’)
TLC vs Lady Gaga
Can you spot the likeness?
Lady Gaga vs Johann Sebastian Bach
Bach vs One Republic
It is no secret that everyone loves Bach!
Beethoven vs Nas
Beethoven wrote it in 1810, but was never discovered and published until 1867, 40 years after his death on 26 March 1827.
Schumann vs GFRIEND
So many geniuses!