When Deep Purple writes a Concerto

Not your usual combination – orchestral music combined with rock. I am sure there are some die hard musico’s of both persuasions who shudder at the thought – where is the purity As I listened to the first of the concerto’s I started to wonder, how would you do it so that it is seemless ? How many ‘rules’ would have to be broken to bring an electric guitar into an orchestra ? Or a section of violins (with obo and brass) into a rock band ?

The idea fascinates me and listening to the end results leaves me inspired and in one of my favourite moods, curiosity and wonder.