Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Bohemian Rhapsody and Chopin

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    South Spain
    Posts
    91
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Bohemian Rhapsody and Chopin



    Listening to this piece, the music at 1:00 - 1:10 reminded me of the end of Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen). I know Freddie Mercury liked Chopin, but: plagiarism? Homage? Coincidence? My imagination?

  2. #2
    Senior Member kv466's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Hialeah, FL
    Posts
    2,582
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    For me this is the most beautiful passage of the etude and I've never made that association and still can't now...I'm gonna have to go with 'imagination', final answer.

  3. Likes Kopachris, PetrB, moody liked this post
  4. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    11
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Yeah. I'll go with imagination.

  5. #4
    Newbies
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I totally agree with You! I've found this topic, because today I found out similiar example in this song (from 02:04-02:07) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHGFfDrHZes
    and I was looking for some other examples of similiarities between Chopin and Queen.
    For me that passage from Polonaise sounds like that moment from Bohemian Rhapsody, when Freddie sings "I see a little silhouetto of a man" or "thunderbolt and lightning very very frightening me". It's delicate feeling, but I can taste it! hehe

    Cheers and looking forward to some other examples!

  6. #5
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    it does really sound like the "nothing really matters" part from Bohemian Rhapsody, but since it's too short i'll go with coincidence.

  7. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Posts
    12,518
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by haddi View Post
    it does really sound like the "nothing really matters" part from Bohemian Rhapsody, but since it's too short i'll go with coincidence.
    I go by the advice of James Bond: Once is happenstance. Twice is Coincidence. Three times is enemy action.

    I think that after all these years (what, seven now from the first posting?) this clip still fits in the first category.

  8. #7
    Senior Member Merl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    3,202
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Although Mercury knew and learned some Chopin pieces, when he trained as a pianist, he was a proficient but not a great player so i reckon it's mere coincidence. The similarity is slight.
    Last edited by Merl; Yesterday at 09:45.

Similar Threads

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody?
    By Whistlerguy in forum Non-Classical Music
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: May-03-2014, 19:25
  2. Van Cliburn on Rach's Rhapsody
    By Brahmsipoo in forum Musicians
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: May-25-2011, 21:44
  3. Hungarian Rhapsody 2 Friska
    By rucka in forum Recorded Music and Publications
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Apr-09-2011, 17:37
  4. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
    By Liszt in forum Solo & Chamber Music
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Jun-12-2009, 12:25
  5. rhapsody
    By Grom99 in forum Community Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Jul-30-2005, 18:27

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •