Wednesday, January 18, 2017

MANIC MONDAY | Stravinsky ‘Rite of Spring’ – for Blow-Organ Melodicas [WTF]

The appropriately-named Melodica Men present Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring' for blow-organ melodicas ....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIq543Q10UM&showinfo=0&autohide=1 MELODICA MEN | STRAVINSKY | RITE OF SPRING 

MANIC MONDAY | Violinist, Katica Illenyi – The ‘Bolero’ Twist [VIDEO]

Hungarian violinist, Katica Illenyi's 'Bolero' twist ... Recorded live with conductor Istvan Sillo - and the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-XAjbPCDmc&showinfo=0&autohide=1 KATICA ILLENYI | RAVEL | BOLERO | ISTVAN SILLO & GYOR...

MANIC MONDAY | Cellist, Nicholas Yee – ‘Star Wars’ Medley for Solo Cello [MUST SEE]

Canadian cellist, Nicholas Yee performing his own original 10 minute 'Star Wars' Medley - arranged for Solo Cello .... Funeral Theme ... Imperial March ... Across...

MANIC MONDAY | Vivaldi ‘Four Seasons’ – Arr. Rockn Electric Guitar [VIDEO]

Latvian electric guitarist teen, Laura Lace performing a rockn' cover to 'Summer' from Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons'.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVa37f67Hnc&showinfo=0&autohide=1 LAURA LACE | VIVALDI | SUMMER FROM 'THE FOUR SEASONS'...

MANIC MONDAY | 9-Part A Cappella ‘Pokemon GO’ Battle Theme [MUST SEE]

  YouTuber, Smooth McGroove's new 9-part split-screen a cappella arrangement of Pokemon Go's ubiquitous 'Battle Theme' .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdDu6Mp64c4&showinfo=0&autohide=1  

MANIC MONDAY | Cellist, Sol Gabetta – Digitally-Projected Elgar [MUST SEE]

Argentine cellist, Sol Gabetta performing Elgar's Cello Concerto - like never seen before ... Produced by the BBC Proms, the new light tracking technology has turned the...

MANIC MONDAY | The Beethoven Humanoid Robot Choir [VIDEO]

Meet the "Mirai Capsule" - a newly-formed choir of 14 humanoid robots performing Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Created by SoftBank Mobile and Aldebaran Robotics, the ensemble...

MANIC MONDAY | Star Wars Lightsaber Violin Bows [VIDEO]

The students of the École de l'Harmonie St Édouard and École secondaire de La Seigneurie, in Quebec performing John Williams' classic 'Star Wars' Theme -...

MANIC MONDAY | Step-By-Step Guide to Building Itzhak Perlman from LEGO [MUST SEE]

YouTuber WowBrickArt’s step-by-step tutorial on building Itzhak Perlman from LEGO ... Also available for the Casals and Oistrakh Quartets, cellist Jacqueline du Pre and...

MANIC MONDAY | Richardo from Sweden – Violinist & World Glass Balance Champion [MUST SEE]

Glass balance world champion and violinist, Richardo from Sweden performing Offenbach's 'Can Can' - with 10 wine glasses and a rubber balloon balanced on his...

MANIC MONDAY | Steve Vai – Paganini Caprice #5 (Arr. Electric Guitar) [VIDEO]

Classic footage from the 1985 musical feature film 'Crossroads', featuring legendary electric guitarist Steve Vai - dueling it out over Paganini's 5th Violin Caprice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z071pmsu-ZU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 STEVE...

MANIC MONDAY | Video Guide to Becoming a Classical Musician [LOL VIDEO]

Canada’s CBC Music presents a newly-released video guide to becoming a classical musician. “Step 4. Practice for the rest of your life …. Step 5....

MANIC MONDAY | Piano CATcerto for Cat and Orchestra [WTF]

Introducing, Nora the Piano Cat … performing Lithuanian composer, Mindaugas Piecaitis’ CATcerto for Piano and Orchestra … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omn7Qhku_sQ&showinfo=0&autohide=1 NORA THE PIANO CAT | MINDAUGAS PIECAITIS...

MANIC MONDAY | The Absolute Mind-Blowing Pyro-Trombone [WTF]

Introducing the ‘Pyro-Trombone!’ “The public dislikes trombone concerts … we must therefore innovate and be absolutely mind blowing,” inventor, Valentin Guerin has said. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jcm0igXG1oI&showinfo=0&autohide=1 PYRO-TROMBONE |...

MANIC MONDAY | Violinist, Laurie Anderson – ‘My Special New Song for Dogs!’ [VIDEO]

Legendary violinist, composer, artist and filmmaker, Laurie Anderson speaks to late night talk host, Stephen Colbert about her experimental new project - ‘Special Songs...

MANIC MONDAY | “Can’t Feel My Face” – By the Joyous String Quartet [CUTE]

The New-York based Joyous String Quartet, known as the 'youngest string quartet, ever!', performs their own new special rendition of The Weeknd’s pop hit single...

MANIC MONDAY | ‘Goldberg Variations’ – For 11 String Players and 9 Dancers [WTF]

Glasgow-based string orchestra, ‘Scottish Ensemble’ and Swedish dance company, ‘Andersson Dance’ performing an ambitious new version of Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’ - for 11 string...

MANIC MONDAY | Uncontrollable Belly-Laughter Notated on a Stave? [WTF]

Ever wonder what uncontrollable belly-laughter looks like notated? A bored American saxophonist, Kathy Jensen and her bandmates found out. BELLY-LAUGHTER NOTATED | KATHY JENSEN |...

MANIC MONDAY | 10 Year Old Violinist’s Original Violin Concerto [MUST-SEE]

Prodigious 10 year old British violinist and composer, Alma Deutsche performing her own original Violin Concerto in G Major. Recorded live in August 2015 - with...

MANIC MONDAY | 8 Year Old, Dylan – ‘The World’s Greatest Ear!’ [WTF]

8 year old wunderkind, Dylan undergoing the hardest musical aural ear training test of all time. Needs to be seen to be believed. DYLAN | AURAL...

MANIC MONDAY | Piano Comedy Legend Victor Borge, 1968 [OMG-ROFL]

Danish comedian, conductor and pianist Victor Borge doing what he did best. Recorded live on the NBC Dean Martin Variety Show in 1968. PIANIST, COMEDIAN VICTOR BORGE | THE...

MANIC MONDAY | Kurt Schneider – ‘All I Want for Christmas’, Major Key to Minor [VIDEO]

Youtube sensations Kurt Schneider and Chase Holfelder present Mariah Carey’s festive hit ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ ....arranged from major key to...

MANIC MONDAY | ‘Vocalist’ Florence Foster Jenkins – ‘Der Holle Rache’ [WTF]

Umm …. American socialite and ‘vocalist’ Florence Foster Jenkins' infamous rendition of ‘Der Holle Rache’ from Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’. Recorded in 1943, Ms Jenkins has...

MANIC MONDAY | ‘Beatles – Hey Jude’ Meets Solfege [NERD-OUT]

One for the Solfege nerds! Composer, conductor and solfege fanatic Kathleen Allen present ‘Hey Jude’ by the Beatles - in traditional Kodály Method solemnisation. KATHLEEN...

MANIC MONDAY | ‘Fur Elise’ for 5 Guitars …. at Once [VIDEO]

Canadian guitarist Steven Onotera aka ‘The Samurai Guitarist’ performing Beethoven’s iconic ‘Fur Elise’ … on five guitars … all at the same time. BEETHOVEN |...

MANIC MONDAY| Fiddlerman – Violin Party Tricks for Fooling Your Friends [VIDEO]

Internet sensation Fiddlerman shares a few violin practical jokes - useful for trickings your colleagues and orchestral stand partners. FIDDLER MAN | FUNNY TRICKS THAT...

MANIC MONDAY | TwoSetViolin – ‘How to Become a Violin YouTube Sensation!’ [VIDEO]

Australian violin blog stars, TwoSetViolin talk us through the crucial dos and don'ts of becoming a violin YouTube sensation. HOW TO BECOME A VIOLIN YOUTUBE...

MANIC MONDAY | The 7-Tone Fart Symphony [CLICK AT OWN RISK]

Introducing Shonky Brothers' symphonic composer Loz's newest composition - 'The 7 Tone Fart Symphony' - based on the dulcet tones of his own flatulence. THE 7...

MANIC MONDAY | Twelve-Tone TV Commercial [CLASSICAL LOL]

Produced by Robert Conrad, the founder of the WCLV Classical Radio in Cleveland in 1977, introducing the 187 all-time greatest hits from the beloved...

MANIC MONDAY | 5 Year Old Violinist – Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1 [MUST SEE]

Incredible 2001 archival footage of the then 5 year Anna JiEun Lee, from South Korea - performing Paganini's 1st Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded...

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