Worst-ever classical nostalgia album?

Worst-ever classical nostalgia album?


norman lebrecht

May 29, 2020

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer…. this is Warner’s symphonic exploitation of lost youth.

Blurb: German DJ duo Milk & Sugar’s selection of unforgettable Ibiza club classics, meaning legendary dance tracks, were arranged for and recorded by the Munich Symphony Orchestra. The newly arranged pieces cross genre boundaries, opening up a unique sound cosmos. This project combines the love for electronic club music with the authenticity of the classical performance and thus creates a euphoric journey through the acoustic history of Ibiza


  • Ron Swanson says:

    There are banging tunes, sometimes you just have to let the double bass drop.

  • Ramesh Nair says:

    Could we start a list of who might listen to this during long drives, perhaps out to the countryside? I nominate Dominic Cummings.

  • John Rook says:

    It’s dismal what some people do for money.

  • Player says:

    Yuck. I could only listen to about 3 seconds of that. It’s definitely not for the classical crowd.

  • Bone says:


  • Mathias Broucek says:

    I think a little bit of sick just came up into my mouth….

    “Crossover” works way better the other way around (i.e. great music reinvented as pop).

  • Norman, It would be better to talk about the new Schumann album of Yeol Eum Son.

  • Andreas B. says:

    Yes, it’s published by Warner Classics, however:

    I don’t think this is meant to be a “classical album” at all.

    It’s the two DJs’ club music rearranged and sweetened up with symphonic orchestra sound.

    ‘Easy listening’ crossover perhaps – it doesn’t really claim to be anything else, blurb notwithstanding.

    A matter of taste, certainly – still, I had fun recording it …
    and even made it onto a CD cover for the first time!

  • Is it worse than Louis Clark and the Royal Philharmonic’s 1981 “Hooked on Classics”?

    I’d need to know before I put any money down.

    If it’s not worse, I’m not interested.

  • Peter says:

    Some might enjoy it. Everyone else doesn’t have to buy. Simples.

    • V.Lind says:

      Indeed. But around here you are not free to “enjoy.” You have to adhere to someone or other’s strict standards of taste.