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Alternative classics music on the radio

The Alternative Classics music genre is a fusion of alternative rock and classical music, featuring rock instrumentation blended with orchestral arrangements and other classical elements. The genre emerged in the 1990s, with bands like Smashing Pumpkins and Radiohead incorporating classical instruments and influences into their music.

Other popular artists of the genre include Muse, Arcade Fire, and The Verve. Muse, for example, is known for their use of classical instrumentation, such as the piano and string sections, in songs like "Knights of Cydonia" and "Butterflies and Hurricanes." Arcade Fire's album "The Suburbs" features prominent use of strings and orchestration, while The Verve's hit song "Bittersweet Symphony" features a sample of a symphonic recording.

Radio stations that specialize in the Alternative Classics genre include Classic FM, which plays a variety of classical and classical-influenced music, and KUSC, which features orchestral music and classical-inspired rock. Other stations, such as WQXR and KDFC, focus primarily on classical music but also feature some Alternative Classics selections.

The Alternative Classics genre has continued to evolve, with contemporary artists continuing to incorporate classical elements into their music. The blending of rock and classical music has resulted in a unique and dynamic sound, with artists often pushing the boundaries of traditional music genres.