I think it's interesting how people tend to assume that "classical" music is beyond the reach of the average citizen, and when they are trying to make it appeal to those who are not trained musicians, they jazz it up or add special effects or something.
Take this video for example.
A friend posted this on Facebook this morning. I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it; the idea is really cool, and it's well executed. But then I started thinking, I really think the original -- one cello, no gimmicks - is actually at least as dramatic and exciting as this version. Maybe more.
Maybe that's just me? After all I am a "trained musician" and I did grow up with Bach. But listen to this:
What do you think? I've had this reaction before to "souped-up" classical music. I'm curious whether anyone else thinks the same way!