I am after an album of classical songs such as Vivaldi's four seasons played by electric guitars. I did a search about some neoclassical metal guitarists; but so far I have not yet found something I want. Thanks.


Uli Jon Roth is your man.

In his album Metamorphosis of Vivaldi's Four Seasons he plays his version of Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Also there is his album Prologue to the symphonic legends in which he also plays some classical songs. Also check his live albums where he plays a lot of classical compositions arranged for electric guitar.


For Vivaldi's "Four seasons", try albums by At Vance:

There are other classical covers performed by this band. If you are generally into neoclassical rock/metal, try Symphony X. Their own music has a lot of inspirations and direct musical quotes from classical works.

Of course, Yngwie Malmsteen mentioned in the previous answer is worth starting with as a founder of neoclassical hard rock.

Also worth listening are both Wolf Hoffmann’s solo albums: Classical and Headbanger Symphony.

https://youtu.be/F-WazDQZu0I - The Night On The Bald Mountain official video.


You can listen to this album: Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra by Yngwie Malmsteen.

The track list is the follow:

  1. "Icarus Dream Fanfare" 5:15
  2. "Cavallino Rampante" 3:58
  3. "Fugue" 3:38
  4. "Prelude to April" 2:43
  5. "Toccata" 3:58
  6. "Andante" 4:19
  7. "Sarabande" 3:22
  8. "Allegro" 1:30
  9. "Adagio" 3:09
  10. "Vivace" 4:50
  11. "Presto Vivace" 3:39
  12. "Finale" 1:50

It contains classical pieces by Vivaldi, Paganini, Bach, Beetoven.

English Wikipedia page about this album

  • 2
    I think that these are Yngiwie's compositions and the album itself does not contain pieces by Vivaldi, Paganini, Bach and Beethoven. Quoting the Wikipedia article that you linked: 'All of the music was composed by Malmsteen'
    – papakias
    Feb 12 '18 at 14:16

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