Classical Bowl: 2013 Super Bowl (Classical) Ads Wrap-Up

Last year we were blessed with copious amounts of classical music in Super Bowl commercials. It was also our first year live-tweeting classical happenings during The Big Game, so of course we expected a similar amount of classical awesome during this year’s festivities.

While the game was incredibly exciting, there was almost no classical music present in the mostly-lackluster commercial set. Good thing there were other fun things happening during the game (like, uh, *the game*), because, wow. Was a mandate that the ads be largely uninteresting? I digress…

The Definitive 2013
Classical Bowl/Super Bowl Ad Wrap-up:

Coke Chase 2013

We can always depend on Coca Cola for a good classical Super Bowl ad! Thank you, Coca Cola, for not letting us down this year either. You guys rock. Featured in this commercial are Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Saint-Saens’ Danse Bacchanale. Two incredible pieces of music.

Doritos “Fashionista Daddy”

Doritos was one of the other classically-reliable brands from 2012. Though more under-stated this year, they delivered again! Featured at the beginning of this commercial is Schubert’s Scherzo in b flat minor, performed on flute instead of piano.

Hyundai “Stuck”

No, the music here doesn’t sound classical at all, does it? Fair enough. This piece is from Carter Burwell’s score for the film “Raising Arizona”, so we’re including it anyway.

That’s a wrap! What is your favorite Classical Bowl commercial?

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