Thursday, May 15, 2014

Top Five Drug-Inspired Classical Pieces

The Colorado Symphony's planned "Classically Cannabis" fundraising concerts have sparked a bit of controversy, but mostly amusement in the press and late-night shows. The orchestra announced on Tuesday that the three concerts will be invitation only in an attempt to address concerns by Denver city officials that audiences would be breaking the law by smoking weed in public.

We aren't so na├»ve to believe that drugs don’t have a place in classical music; in fact, they've played significant roles in several pieces. Here are the top five: