The Art of Darkness

Beethoven’s Imperial March

February 16th, 2015 by Cobwebs

Richard Grayson is a composer and pianist who is known for improvising classical music. In a concert in 2009 he received a request from the audience to do Darth Vader’s theme in the style of Beethoven.


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  1. xJane Says:

    Ha! This is amazing—a modern P.D.Q. Bach, perhaps?

  2. cookie Says:

    The outrageous irony of this almost made me spit my coffee out my nose. Williams is a shameless thief of the works of other classical composers that to ask that any of his scores be played like ( insert most any great composer’s name ) must strain to leap over the tongue embedded in one’s cheek. In Star Wars he has managed to steal from Holst ( The Planets; especially ‘Mars’)Erich Korngold ( Kings Row ) and innumerable refrains from Tchaikovsky.I have nothing against Mr Grayson who is quite talented but any sop to Williams just makes me want to hurl.

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