Sunday, October 21, 2018
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MANIC MONDAY | The Melodica Men – ‘1812 Overture’ [BOOM]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present Tchaikovsky's iconic, 1812 Overture… arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas …   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3L_jYY2KC8 JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE | MELODICA MEN | TCHAIKOVSKY...

MANIC MONDAY | The New Relaxed Arrangement of Dinicu’s ‘Hora Staccato’ [HUH]

Nexus Chamber Orchestra's violinist Brian Hong and cellist Alexander Hersh present a new relaxed arrangement of Dinicu's Hora Staccato ....    

MANIC MONDAY | Introducing The Remote-Controlled Water-Craft Violin … [WHAT]

Introducing the remote-controlled water-craft violin ... We have a lot of questions ...

MANIC MONDAY | The Melodica Men – ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ [AWESOME]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present Queens’ iconic, Bohemian Rhapsody… arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas …   https://youtu.be/-vqRuoctWnk JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE | MELODICA MEN | QUEENS...

MANIC MONDAY | A Violin Made Entirely From Popsicle Sticks [WHAT]

YouTube phenon Geno Samuel presents his latest creation ... a violin made entirely from popsicle sticks .... "It took me a few months to make a...

MANIC MONDAY | Luthier Jacob von der Lippe – ‘Five Most Common Types of Violin Makers’ [LOLZ]

Norwegian luthier Jacob von der Lippe walks us through the 5 most common types of violin makers ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDjgrRzJSwY JACOB VON DER LIPPE | FIVE MOST COMMON TYPES...

MANIC MONDAY | Violinist Baron Buika – Warning: Don’t Try This at Home! [MUST SEE]

Breathtaking archival footage of Hungarian violinist Baron Buika - performing live on the Ed Sullivan Show, in 1959. Warning: Do not try this at home! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qlGWVc90Ac&showinfo=0&autohide=1 BARON BUIKA |...

MANIC MONDAY | Blondie’s ‘Call Me’ in Violin Virtual Reality [WHOA]

Inspired by the science fiction film Ready Player One, violinist Margarita Krein presents Blondie's hit single, 'Call Me' ... in violin virtual reality ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f9962m5rfg&feature=youtu.be MARGARITA KREIN...

MANIC MONDAY | Meet Lara … the Mini Maestra [CUTE]

Meet ... Lara, the budding young conductor from Kyrgyzstan ... conducting the Central Church of Kyryzstan choir ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE9r1LkRCV0

MANIC MONDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘Wieniawski & Chopin Double Violin Concerto’ [HUH]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin give a musical tribute to Poland ... with a fun mash-up of Bach's Double Violin Concerto meets Wieniawski and Chopin ... Recorded...

MANIC MONDAY | Disney’s ‘It’s a Small World’ (Arr. For 4 Miniature Cellos) [WTF]

YouTube sensation's JHMJams present Disney's 'It's a Small World' ... arranged for four 1/10th and 1/8th sized children's cellos .... Featuring cellists: Ken Kubota, Thomas Mesa, Guilherme...

MANIC MONDAY | Introducing the Classical Music SoulCycle Spinning Class [WOOT]

Ensemble Connect, Carnegie Hall's classical music professional development fellowship program members this week gave a special performance to celebrate the new year ... at...

MANIC MONDAY | The Melodica Men … ‘Star Wars’ Medley (Arr. 3 Mouth Melodicas) [AWESOME]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono & Tristan Lane Clarke from The Melodica Men present a medley from the Star Wars saga films … arranged for three...

MANIC MONDAY | Meet the Violin-Playing Automobile … [WHAT]

Introducing the violin playing car ...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MdRCLmLkAA

MANIC MONDAY | The Melodica Men … Mussorgsky’s ‘Night on Bald Mountain’ [SPOOKY]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono & Tristan Lane Clarke from The Melodica Men present a very special, spooky Mussorgsky's 'Night on Bald Mountain' … arranged for...

MANIC MONDAY | Handel’s ‘The Hallelujah Chorus’ … for Handbell Choir [WOW]

The Colorado-based Forté Handbell Quartet performing Handel's ... 'Hallelujah Chorus' from 'The Messiah' ... arranged for a 4 percussionist handbell choir. Recorded live on October 6th,...

MANIC MONDAY | The Melodica Men … Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ [WHOA]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono & Tristan Lane Clarke from The Melodica Men present George Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue' … arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas … and...

MANIC MONDAY | Vivaldi’s ‘Spring’ … for A Cappella Vocal Quintet [HUH]

Vivaldi's 'Spring' from 'The Four Seasons' ... like you've never heard before .... Presented by acclaimed Israeli female unaccompanied vocal ensemble, Carmel A-Cappella. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxs5O6hMBvg&showinfo=0&autohide=1 CARMEL A-CAPPELLA VOCAL...

MANIC MONDAY | The Melodica Men … ‘Jupiter’ from Holst’s ‘Planets’ [HUH]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono & Tristan Lane Clarke from The Melodica Men present 'Jupiter' from Holst's 'The Planets' … arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas …. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4-M0GPy8rY&showinfo=0&autohide=1 JOE...

MANIC MONDAY | Sally Cooper – DJ Calvin Harris ‘This is What You Came For’ (Arr. Violin) [VIDEO]

Youtube sensation, Australian electric violinist Sally Cooper covering DJ Calvin Harris' 2016 club smash hit 'This is What You Came For' ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56YKyxFlSZs&autohide=1 SALLY COOPER |...

MANIC MONDAY | Vienna Chamber Orchestra’s Surprise Concert Guest [OMG]

As the Vienna Chamber Orchestra was performing last month at the Izmir Festival in Turkey … a special surprise guest dropped by unannounced ......

MANIC MONDAY | YouTube Sensation, Violinist Jenny Yun – “Russian Roulette” [CRAY]

Meet South Korean YouTube sensation, Jenny Yun and her newly-released energetic K-Pop violin cover of Red Velvet's 'Russian Roulette' ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym2MIjiGIXQ&showinfo=0&autohide=1 VIOLINIST JENNY YUN  | RED VELVET...

MANIC MONDAY | Introducing the Marionette Puppet Cellist … [WOW]

Meet Hungarian-born Irish-based street puppeteer, Ettenoiram …. and his marionette cellist friend … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CtNd56JSkk&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ETTENOIRAM | THE BEATLES | SHE LOVES YOU | CELLO MARIONETTE

MANIC MONDAY | Bach ‘Chaconne’ (Arr. 4 Double Basses & Octobass) [VIDEO]

Introducing Bach's 'Chaconne' in D Minor .... arranged for four double basses and octobass. Recorded live at the 2015 Mardi Graves Festival, in Montpellier, France...

MANIC MONDAY | ‘Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso’ (Arr. Solo Erhu) [MUST SEE]

Acclaimed Chinese traditional stringed instrument soloist Sun Huang performing Saint-Saens' 'Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso' ... arranged for solo erhu ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4aOmJgUbM4&showinfo=0&autohide=1 SAINT-SAENS | INTRODUCTION AND RONDO CAPRICCIOSO...

MANIC MONDAY | The Colorado Symphony’s New Special Guest Conductor [KOOKY]

Colorado Symphony Orchestra performing John William's theme from 'Jurassic Park' at this year's Comic Con festival ... with a very special new Guest Conductor...

MANIC MONDAY | Bach – Solo Duet for Violin & Organ Pedal Accompaniment [VIDEO]

Ukrainian violinist and organist, Ivan Dekhnych performing Bach's Cantata No 156 - arranged as a solo duet for violin and organ pedal self-accompaniment ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1YbpfuHGOs&showinfo=0&autohide=1 JOHANN...

MANIC MONDAY | Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (Arr. Euphonium & Brass Band) [WHAT]

American euphoniumist Joel Collier performing the 3rd movement from Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto ... arranged for solo euphonium and brass band ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmUEGARtexw&showinfo=0&autohide=1 JOEL COLLIER & BRASS ENSEMBLE...

MANIC MONDAY | Tina Guo & “That Cello Guy” – Vivaldi’s Double Skype Concerto [WOW]

YouTube cello sensations Tina Guo and Cremaine Booker aka "That Cello Guy" performing Vivaldi's Double Cello Concerto in G Minor ... via Skype! How can...

MANIC MONDAY | Meet the ‘Phonoliszt-Violina’ – Automated Piano and Violins [WTF]

Introducing the 'Phonoliszt-Violina' ... an automated antique fair instrument combining a piano with three violins. The Phonoliszt-Violina was constructed by German piano maker Hupfeld in...

MANIC MONDAY | Bohemian Rhapsody (Arr. Antique Fairground Pipe Organ) [WTF]

The classic rock song 'Bohemian Rhapsody' ... skillfully arranged for an 1905 81-key antique Fairground Pipe Organ .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTnGI6Knw5Q&showinfo=0&autohide=1 QUEEN | BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY  (ARR.MARENGHI FAIRGROUND ORGAN)   

MANIC MONDAY | YouTube Composing Sensation Andrew Huang – ‘The Glorious Midi Unicorn’ [WOW]

YouTube midi composing sensation Andrew Huang's latest composition ... 'The Glorious Midi Unicorn'. "The challenge in this process was to come up with melodies and...

MANIC MONDAY | The Artificial Intelligence Piano Player, 2017 [WOW]

Meet Google's latest artificial intelligence experiment ... a music-playing piano bot that takes whatever keyboard melodies you give it and responds in kind ... The A.I....

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Korean All-Double Bass Symphony Orchestra [WOW]

Meet the Korean All-Double Bass Symphony Orchestra performing Schubert's 'March Militaire' ... Recorded live at the Seoul Korea Arts Center on October 3rd, 2011 - with...

MANIC MONDAY | Heavy-Metal “Metallica” for Violin & Cello [ROCK-ON]

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine and cellist Mike Block performing Metallica's heavy-metal hit single 'One' - arranged for violin and cello. Recorded live on August 24th, 2014 -...

MANIC MONDAY | Violinist Roman Kim – Pop-Rock-Medley for Solo Violin Virtuoso [VIDEO]

Kazakhstanian-born violin virtuoso Roman Kim performing an electrifying pop-rock-medley of Yes's 'Owner of a Lonely Heart' and Michael Jackson's 'Smooth Criminal' for Solo Violin ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJDqjxQ-0Ek&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ROMAN...

MANIC MONDAY | Meet the 12 Year Old Perfect Pitch Wizard [WTF]

12 year old child prodigy Dylan Beato shows us his freakishly impressive auditory note identification skills … DYLAN BEATO | NOTE IDENTIFICATION WHIZ | 12 YEARS...

MANIC MONDAY | ThatViolaKid & Friends – ‘Holiday Mash Up’ [MERRY XMAS]

Juilliard's ThatViolaKid, Drew Alexander Forde and friends present: 'Holiday Mash Up'. Featuring cellists Nathan Chan and Ken Kubota and pianist Brandon Ilaw - performing Mariah Carey's...

MANIC MONDAY | Nielsen International Flute Competition’s ‘Surprise Visitor’ [VIDEO]

Yukie Ota from Japan was busy performing Sancan's 'Sonatine' in the opening round of the 2014 Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition, when a surprise...

MANIC MONDAY | The Shirtless Violinist Takes a Bath [WTF]

In his newest upload, Matthew Olshefski  … a.k.a ‘The Shirtless Violinist‘ gets himself squeaky clean at bath time ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dZ2SfFnASs&showinfo=0&autohide=1 THE SHIRTLESS VIOLINIST | SQUEAKY CLEAN | MONTI...

MANIC MONDAY | Meet Matthew Olshefski … ‘The Shirtless Violinist’ [WTF]

Meet Matthew Olshefski  ... a.k.a 'The Shirtless Violinist' performing a violin cover of Major Lazer, Justin Bieber & MØ's pop hit 'Cold Water'. Filmed on-location...

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...

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