Sunday, September 22, 2019

MANIC MONDAY | Violinist Guy Braunstein – The One Man Band [LOL]

Israeli violinist Guy Braunstein performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto ... accompanied by himself ...  

MANIC MONDAY | The Shirtless Violinist – ‘Let It Go’ From ‘Frozen’ [WHAT]

Youtube phenom, Matthew Olshefski (aka The Shirtless Violinist) performing Let It Go from Disney's musical fantasy, Frozen. "Seeing as I’m a big fan of the movie, I couldn’t...

MANIC MONDAY | Violinist Hilary Hahn Takes A Swim in Her Concert Gown [WHAT]

American violinist Hilary Hahn taking a post-concert swim this week in the Northern Lakes of Bergen, Norway ... in her concert gown ... "Always wanted...

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 | 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 | The Shirtless Violinist – Themes From ‘Mary Poppins’ [WHAT]

Youtube phenom, Matthew Olshefski (aka The Shirtless Violinist) and pianist Johnny Walsh performing the themes from the Mary Poppins soundtrack. “The songs from the classic 60s musical are some of the best and...

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 | Lola & Hauser – Queen’s ‘We Are the Champions’ (Arr. Cello/Piano) [EPIC]

Instagram phenoms Lola Astanova and Hauser present Queen's epic classic We are the Champions ... arranged for piano and cello ...   https://youtu.be/1gJadngAhfk LOLA ASTANOVA & HAUSER |...

MANIC MONDAY | VC Artist Sergey Malov – Paganini’s ‘Il Carnevale di Venezia’ [WTF]

VC Artist Sergey Malov performing Paganini's Il Carnevale di Venezia ...     https://www.facebook.com/smalov/videos/2415671915345316/

MANIC MONDAY | Tchaikovsky – ‘Swan Lake’ (Arr. Violin & Tutu) [LOL]

Salvatore 'Crazy Violinist' Lombardo … performing Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake solos for violin .... and tutu …   https://www.facebook.com/100005751166372/videos/896771150524582/

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 | 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 | 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 | WT?!?! Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto – For Heifetz & Goat [VIDEO]

Introducing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto ... as performed by Maestro Jascha Heifetz and goat ... !?!?   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ydDFNKz-As  

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 | 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 | 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 ....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk-5RVMerfI

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 | 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 | 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 | ‘Goldberg Variations’ (Arr. 11 String Players & 9 Dancers) [WHAT]

The Scottish Ensemble and Swedish dance company, Andersson Dance performing an ambitious new interoperation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations - for 11 string players and 9...

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 | 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 | YouTuber Andrew Huang – ‘Air’ on an Actual G String [WTF]

Um …. Youtube sensation Andrew Huang takes on Johann Sebastian Bach’s Air on the G String …. played entirely on ladies' underwear. We have no more...

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 | 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 | Step-By-Step Guide for Building Itzhak Perlman from LEGO [WHAT]

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 | 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 | Fiddlerman – Violin Party Tricks For Fooling Your Friends [VIDEO]

Internet sensation Fiddlerman shares a few violin practical jokes -  for tricking your colleagues and orchestral stand partners ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIIWg6WWb3s      

MANIC MONDAY | TwoSetViolin – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto BACKWARDS … [WHAT]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major ... BACKWARDS!   https://youtu.be/O2KZ7BWlut4

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 | Richardo – 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

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 | 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...

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 | Cellist Steven Isserlis – Mid-Performance String SNAP … [WOAH]

British cellist Steven Isserlis' mid-performance string SNAP ... Recorded live at the 11th of December, 2017 - at the Milan Conservatory. "A string breaking during a recital I...

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 | 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 | 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 | Pauline Lee … The 10-Year-Old Hula-Hooping Violinist [WOOT]

Meet Pauline Lee ... the 10-year-old hula-hooping violinist ... Recorded live at the 2018 Heifetz International Music Institute, in Staunton, Virginia, USA.  

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...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Husak String Quartet – Theme from ‘Friends’ [LOL]

The Czech-based Husak String Quartet performing The Rembrandts I'll be There For You ... from the 90s hit show Friends ...   https://www.facebook.com/HusakovoQuarteto/videos/2167161300208426/    

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKeqaDSjy98

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