I grew up listening to Nirvana, Guns 'N Roses and so many other alternative and rock bands. I remember wearing the plaid flannel shirts and Birkenstock sandals with white socks...ah, the memories. When I first heard of David Garrett and his Rock Symphonies CD I was intrigued and definitely interested in reviewing it.
David Garrett combines two of his favorite loves in life--classical music and rock music from his generation on his newest music venture. He makes the songs his own by adding in his amazing violin skills. Being a child prodigy he has been playing music for the world since he was a young boy. He was named best-selling classical music artist of 2009 with his debut album staying on the Classical Crossover Charts at #1 for 31 straight weeks.
His concerts have been sold-out around the world and after listening to Rock Symphonies, I can see how. The music is amazing--I played the violin from 5th-7th grade and still to this day I love to listen to talented musicians play. David Garrett? Totally talented and amazing. He plays with such a passion that totally comes through in this album. His renditions of the rock songs are fantastic. If you're a fan of Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Nirvana, Guns 'N Roses--check out his album--I think you'll like it!
His album can be purchased at Best Buy, iTunes and www.amazon.com. PBS is also airing a television special this month, Rock Symphonies, of David Garrett's sold out Berlin show. He performed his musical talent in front of more than 18,000 fans!
A huge thank you to Music Moms for this amazing opportunity. CD was provided for review and no other compensation was given. All opinions expressed above are based on my own experience.