Sunday, March 15, 2009

The allegations run deeper...

After digging around a bit - after all a bit of investigative journalism never harmed noone guvna - I found out that the alleged plagiarism by Kempe against Puccini's Nessun Dorma might in fact go much further - the Wikipedia article for Nessun Dorma states the following interesting information:

"Adaptations of the aria to other musical genres include a heavy metal version by Manowar in their album Warriors of the World, and Vincero, an opera/disco fusion by Fredrik Kempe. Vincero is also used for the popular line dance Trust me!"

So it turns out Kempe's churned out Nessun Dorma clones in the past too - nothing too shocking there of course, but then he didn't try to enter Vincero in a European music competition for original compositions. This seems to be getting deeper by the second; could Sweden be headed the way of Georgia?

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