GAMEPLAY: Classical music heard in video games, part two – Interlochen

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Classical music has been used on video game soundtracks since the very first games.

This week, hear recordings of works by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, and many others that appear in games like Pitfall 2, Eternal Sonata, Fatal Fury 2 and more.

Generous support for the music heard on this program comes from the Robert T. and Ruth Haidt Hughes Memorial Acquisitions Fund. Special thanks to Michael Culler for engineering assistance. Production assistance provided by Delia Zaleski. Amanda Sewell is IPR’s Music Director. Keith Brown is GAMEPLAY’s host and executive producer.

Fryderyk Chopin – Nocturne Opus 9 No. 2 (Eternal Sonata) – Stanislav Bunin, piano

Juventino Rosas – Sobra las Olas (Carnival, Pitfall 2, Forza Horizon 5) – Mexico Festival Orchestra

Fryderyk Chopin – Revolution (Eternal Sonata) – Stanislav Bunin, piano

Samuel Barber – Homeworld: Adagio for Strings (Homeworld) – Quire of Voyces

Bedrich Smetana – The Moldau (Toobin’) – The Minnesota Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach – Invention 13 in A minor, BWV 784 (Famicom Detective Club) – Kenneth Gilbert, harpsichord

Johann Sebastian Bach – Invention 15 in B minor BWV 786 (Famicom Detective Club) – Kenneth Gilbert, harpsichord

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Requiem: Dies irae (Fatal Fury 2) – Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

George Frederick Handel – Hyakunen Senki Euro Historia: Water Music (Hyakunen Senki Euro Historia) – original soundtrack

Antonin Dvorak – Symphony No. 9 From the New World: IV (Hyakunen Senki Euro Historia) – original soundtrack

Johannes Brahms – Hungarian Dance #5 (Hyakunen Senki Euro Historia) – original soundtrack


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