The Roots of Heavy Metal #1: 18th and 19th Century Virtuosi/Composers (The Classical Roots of Metal)


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Wherein Eric and John explore the surprising amount of interconnectivity and influence between arguably the least and most prestigious of musical genres, heavy metal and classical music, via comparisons of Deep Purple with Antonio Vivaldi and Eddie Van Halen with Niccolò Paganini.

Throughout these "Roots of Heavy Metal" episodes, we'll dig deep into the many influences that made heavy metal music what it is, with longer episodes, more musical examples, and even more delightful verbal sparring as we uncover the wide array of musical styles that contribute to metal's vast musical family tree.

Click on the links below for all the music listening breaks in this episode!

Music listening break #1: "Highway Star" from Deep Purple's Machine Head-

Music listening break #2: "Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, 'Summer': III. Presto" performed by Apollo's Fire with soloist Francisco Fullana-

Music listening break #3: "Niccolò Paganini: 24 Caprices, No. 5 in A minor" performed by Itzhak Perlman-

Music listening break #4: "Eruption" from Van Halen's self-titled debut-

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