Michael Jackson and Classical Music

Michael Jackson and Classical Music

Authored by Anthony King
Paperback & Kindle
5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
284 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1999604905
ISBN-10: 1999604903
BISAC: Music / History & Criticism / General

About the book

The King of Pop included opera, choral works, orchestral, symphonies, traditional folk songs, patriotic marches and fanfares in his shows and over twenty classical works in his albums, broadcasts and music videos. Anthony King takes you on an in-depth journey through Jackson’s use of classical music with world exclusive reveals. Michael Jackson incorporated pieces into his live shows: from the great Beethoven and Bach, to Carl Orff and various contemporary classical composers. Could it even be that ‘pop artist’ Michael Jackson sold more albums which incorporated classical music than any other person in history as well as having the single biggest selling album incorporating a classical composition?

Table of Contents

The Michael Jackson Classical Playlist compiled by Anthony King (two hours)   
Why isn’t Michael Jackson more known for his proliferation of Classical Music and the Arts?  
Part 1: Michael Jackson Live  
Michael Jackson and Carmina Burana  
Classical Music used during Dangerous Tour Television Broadcasts  
Michael Jackson in Hamlin, Germany  
The Children of Hameln – Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm   
Night on Bald Mountain – Modest Mussorgsky  
The Boar’s Head Theme– Henry V by Patrick Doyle  
Auld Lang Syne 
Battle of Britain Theme – Ron Goodwin   
The Miracle and Finale – Miklós Rózsa   
Stars and Stripes Forever – John Philip Sousa   
Michael and Art: Michelangelo – Sistine Chapel, Sculpture, Art in the HIStory teaser and Intro   
Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky –  Live shows   
James Bond Theme and Get Happy   
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly theme 1966 – Ennio Morricone  
Tivoli Marching Band – The British Grenadiers   
Michael Jackson Military Drum Cadence
The St Matthew Passion – Johann Sebastian Bach  
Non piangere, Liù, Turandot – Giacomo Puccini (performed by Luciano Pavarotti)  
Michael Jackson and Beethoven   
Michael Jackson and Indian Classical Music  
Fanfare for the Common Man – Aaron Copland 
This Is It – Opening Theme Light Man – Michael Bearden  

Part 2: Classical Music in Michael Jackson’s Albums and Videos 
Great Gate of Kiev – Modest Mussorgsky
Hymn To Red October – Basil Poledouris 
America the Beautiful 
Requiem, Op. 9 – Maurice Duruflé  
Beethoven Lives Upstairs 
Beethoven’s Symphony 9 in D Minor 
Michael Jackson ‘Hold My Hand’ 
Canon in D Major – Johann Pachelbel 
The Moon is Walking (Lindelani – Get Ready) – Ladysmith Black Mambazo 
Hollywood Tonight and a possible Gregorian chant 
Prelude Can You Feel It composed by Michael Jackson, arranged by Thomas Washington 
Michael Jackson, Tone poems and use of Music based on Religious Texts  
Captain EO:  Orchestral Score composed by James Horner 
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial album 
Thriller classical “Scary Music” 
Ghosts, original music by Nicholas Pike 
Michael Jackson and Amadeus Mozart – Symphony No. 25 in G Minor 

Part 3: Michael Jackson and Classical Artists 
Michael Jackson, the Phantom of the Opera and Andrew Lloyd Webber 
Michael Jackson and Luciano Pavarotti  
Michael Jackson and Andrea Bocelli 
Michael Jackson and André Rieu  
Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones 
Michael Jackson and Paco de Lucia  
Michael Jackson and Vanessa Mae 
You Were There 
Michael Jackson and Orchestral versions and covers 
Michael Jackson’s Attitude to Classical Music 
Michael Jackson’s unreleased La Mia Auction and an  MJ Classical Music Album 
Michael Jackson’s use of ‘Work for Hire’ Classical Style Compositions 
The Non-exhaustive list: Michael Jackson and Classical Music 
Michael Jackson’s Personal Favourites – a list 
The Michael Jackson Classical Playlist compiled and selected by Anthony King 
About the author