Frank Zappa's classical comeback
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Known for his eclectic musical influences and vibrant personality, Frank Zappa was a rock king who also composed complex classical works. Peter Aspden asks why Zappa is being embraced by the classical community 20 years after his death.
Filmed by Steve Sklair. Produced by Griselda Murray Brown. Featuring clips from: Frank Zappa, 'Love of My Life' from Cruising with Ruben & the Jets Frank Zappa, '200 Motels Finale' (Live) from You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol 6 (Live) Frank Zappa, 'It Must Be a Camel' from Hot Rats Frank Zappa, 'Peaches en Ragalia' from Hot Rats Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, 'King Kong', on Colour Me Pop, BBC 1968 Frank Zappa, Ensemble InterContmeperain and Barking Pumpkin Digital Gratification, 'Love Story' from Boulez Conducts Zappa – The Perfect Stranger Frank Zappa, 'RDNZ' performed by Ensemble musikFabrik Frank Zappa, 'The Adventures of Greggery Peccary' from Studio Tan Frank Zappa, 'Revised Music for Guitar and Low-Budget Orchestra' from Studio Tan Pictures: Getty Images, Vinmag Archive, Rex Features, Alamy, BBC, Zappa Family Estate