Tuesday, June 18, 2019

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Rossini ‘La Gazza Ladra’ Overture Like Never Seen Before [LOL]

Turkish "conductor" Efdal Altun "leads" the Istanbul State Symphony in a 21st Century performance of Rossini's Overture to La Gazza Ladra ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf_r3gzsSjM&feature=youtu.be EFDAL ALTUN | ROSSINI |...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Cellist Margarita Balanas – ’20 Cellos in 1 Minute’ [WOW]

London-based cellist Margarita Balanas presents '20 Cellos in 1 Minute' ... a skillful demonstration of the differences in sound and look of 20 fine instruments...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Ravel’s ‘Bolero’ … For Double Bass and Vocals [ROFL]

Meet Baltimore Symphony bassist Jonathan Jensen … and his own unique double bass version of Ravel’s Bolero …. with added lyrics … "Though I've probably played...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Billie Jean’ For Violin … and Fidget Spinner [HUH]

Violinist Rob Landes performing Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' for violin and ... fidget spinner ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSx4OpbnyYU&autohide=1 ROB LANDES | MICHAEL JACKSON | BILLIE JEAN | VIOLIN...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘The Violin Concerto Battle’ [ROFL]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin fight for stage stardom ... in the 'Concerto Battle' ... Recorded live as part of the TwoSet Violin 2017-18 World Tour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB4c97p02cE TWOSET VIOLIN |...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Melodica Men … Rossini’s ‘William Tell Overture’ [YASSS]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present  ... Rossini's William Tell Overture ... arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSLEZU3o9jI JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE | MELODICA...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Katica Illenyi – Bach “Vocal” Concerto in A Minor [WTF]

Hungarian violinist, Katica Illenyi’s performing her own special arrangement of Bach's A Minor Concerto ... for chamber orchestra and doo-wop.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBWxQmUPWA8&showinfo=0&autohide=1 KATICA ILLENYI | BACH | VIOLIN CONCERTO...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | VC Young Artist Kerson Leong – ‘Prokofiev Violin Concerto in G Minor for TWO VIOLINS’ [WHAT]

Canadian VC Young Artist Kerson Leong rehearsing Prokofiev's Violin Concerto in G Minor ... overlaid for TWO VIOLINS ... "Was having some fun in rehearsal...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Flintstones Theme’ (Arr. for 52 Double Basses) [WHAT]

The 52 double bass ensemble ... performing the theme from the Hanna-Barbera classic American animated sitcom, The Flintstones ... Recorded this week at the Make Music...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Pat Ernst … The Skiing Violinist [BRRRRR]

Violinist Pat Ernst, from the band The Whiskeydicks, warming up on his way to work at Whistler's Dubh Linn Gate Irish pub ...   https://youtu.be/IFslN5fbOSI    

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Conductor Leif Segerstam Unleashes ‘Scheherazade’ Like Never Before [WTF]

Finnish conductor Leif Segerstam leads the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia in a rather special interpretation of the final movement of Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘Scheherazade’. As the ship...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Cellist Nathan Chan – Debussy “La Mer” on La Mer [KOOKY]

YouTube sensation, cellist Nathan Chan performing an excerpt from Debussy's "La Mer" .... on la mer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa7cPYZ_Gg&showinfo=0&autohide=1 NATHAN CHAN | DEBUSSY | LA MER (CELLO EXCERPT)

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ’10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Violist’ [VIRAL]

A wacky new viral video highlighting the trials and tribulations of a lone violist - as she walks the streets of New York City. The...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ For 4-Part Violin [MUST-WATCH]

Chinese violin virtuoso Li Chuan Yun performing the United States' Star-Spangled Banner in 4 part harmony - at once ... on a single violin ....   https://youtu.be/hlIeAP51jOE?t=7 LI CHUAN...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet the World’s 1st GoPro Camera Orchestra [MUST SEE]

Conductor Manfred Honeck and the musicians of the Czech Philharmonic performing Richard Strauss' 'Death and Transfiguration' - as seen and heard via 24 strapped-on...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Moscow Boys String Quartet – Clownesque Joy + Jaw-Dropping Skill [LOL]

Meet The Moscow Boys ... the musically eclectic quartet combining clownesque joy with jaw-dropping skill ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHRhvjVqG4k&autohide=1 MOSCOW BOYS | TCHAIKOVSKY | DANCES OF THE SWANS...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Nuno Santos – World’s First Water-Skiing Violinist [WTF]

Portuguese water-sports enthusiast and violinist Nuno Santos tests the age-old question: ‘Can one really water ski and play the violin at the same time?’ Apparently...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | VC Young Artist Kerson Leong – Leclair Sonata for 2 Violins … With Himself [WHAT]

VC Young Artist Kerson Leong performing Jean-Marie Leclair's Sonata No. 5 for 2 violins ... with himself. "I came across an alleged Chopin quote that...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | … For String Quartet and Ping Pong Player [MUST SEE]

Introducing the MozART Group - performing Joplin and Bizet for String Quartet and Ping Pong player ....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLMFfChw2Fs&showinfo=0&autohide=1 MOZART GROUP | STRING QUARTET AND PING PONG PLAYER  

WACKY WEDNESDAY | T-Rex Violist Performs the “Theme from Jurassic Park” [WILD]

Meet T-Rex violist Aaron Hilsinger .... performing John William's "Theme from Jurassic Park" ... of course ...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Shostakovich’s Gigantic Tap-Dancing Noses [WTF]

London's Royal Opera House's humorous new take on Shostakovich's satirical operatic masterpiece: 'The Nose' .... The adventurous new production ran from the 20th October — 9th...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | “The Swan Prelude” – Bach’s Cello ‘Prelude’ Meets Saint-Saens’ ‘Swan’ [VIDEO]

Eclectic Italian music ensemble Decostruttori Postmodernisti present 'The Swan Prelude' - Bach's 'Prelude' from the 1st Solo Cello Suite combined with Saint-Saens' 'The Swan' .... arranged for...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Lego Star Wars Orchestra – ‘Darth Vader’s Theme’ [VIDEO]

To help celebrate the upcoming release of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, we present to you Darth Vader and the Lego Stormtrooper Orchestra -...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | How to Make an Origami Paper Violin [LEARN]

Just what you've wanted to know, right? A step by step instructional video on how to construct a Japanese paper origami violin. Knock yourself out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enw_r0cOj-s HOW TO...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Stravinsky Violin Concerto’ … The Ballet [HUH]

Legendary Russian choreographer George Balanchine's exquisite original 1941 ballet choreography ... danced to the music of Stravinsky's Violin Concerto ... Broadcasted in 1978 - as...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Paganini’s 5th Caprice Meets Eminem [JAM]

Youtube violin star AnarViolin performing Paganini's 5th Solo Caprice ... meets rapper Eminem's "Lose Yourself" ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMMpiorXN_0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ANAR IBRAHIMOV (AKA ANARVIOLIN) | PAGANINI & EMINEM | CAPRICE...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Korean Bassist Tourist Joins Italian Street Trio [VIDEO]

Korean double bassist, Jun-Hyuk Choi was traveling in Florence, Italy recently when he stumbled across a few local street musicians. What happens next can only be described...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | How do Elephants React to Classical Music? [WOW]

Ever wondered what elephants think about classical music - and what their reaction might be? Belgium Royal Chamber Orchestra violinists, Jean-Francois Chamberlan and Anne Pigen recently put...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Vivaldi Concerto – On The World’s Smallest Violin [HUH]

Venezuelan violinist Baltazar Monaca performing Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in A Minor ... on the world's smallest violin ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GVjcsHKKKc  

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Introducing … The 16,000 Matchsticks Violin [KOOKY]

Introducing ... the matchsticks violin. Made in 1937 by Polish bricklayer Jan Gwizdz, the fully playable, yet brittle, instrument is constructed from 16,000 matchsticks.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1tBXHhS6q8&showinfo=0&autohide=1 THE MATCHSTICKS VIOLIN |...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Violinist & Model Filip Pogady – ‘Passacaglia’ Violin/Cello Duet With Himself [WOAH]

Violin virtuoso and fashion model Filip Pogady performing Handel-Halvorsen’s ‘Passacaglia’ for violin and cello … with himself.  Cello part recorded using D’Addario Orchestral’s Helicore Octave...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Learning to Practice the Cello Like Mr. T! [WHAT]

1980s American wrestler and tv star Mr. T demonstrates the frustrations - and the value of the hard work required to master the cello. “Boy, it...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Lord of the Rings’ … Arranged for 13 Cellos [WHAT]

Internet sensation Cellofrag performing ‘Song of Durin’ from composer Clamavi De Profundis' 'Lord of the Rings' movie soundtrack ... self-arranged and performed for 13...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The 900 Foot Cello-Ween Cello-Lantern [MUST-SEE]

Young Alaskan musicians, keen to welcome American cellist Zuill Bailey to their hometown of Fairbanks, have this week created a very special 275 meter long...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Gangnam Style – Stravinsky ‘Rite of Spring’ [ROFL]

South Korean internet sensation, singer and rapper Psy presents Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring ... Gangnam style ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJaqwCP4Hy0  

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” (Arr. Two Violas & Guitar) [WOW]

Introducing Luis Fonsi's hit track 'Despacito' ... arranged for 2 violas and guitar ... Filmed in August 2017 at the Molyvos International Music Festival in...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ’21 Excuses For Not Practicing’ [YAAAS]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin present …. '21 excuses for not practicing' ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqC4qJJdjQc  

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet London’s Apple iPhone Ringtone Orchestra [VIDEO]

Meet British conductor Rainer Hersch and his Apple iPhone Ringtone Orchestra ....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMH_UMOlzz0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 RAINER HERSCH ORKESTRA | ORCHESTRAL APPLE RINGTONES 

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Aerial Acrobatic Violinist … Janice Martin [WHAT]

Self described as 'The World's Only Aerial Violinist', Juilliard School-graduate Janice Martin performing Vivaldi's Summer upside down ... inside out ... and back-to-front ...   https://youtu.be/HGggxiHK8Gg?t=6   JANICE MARTIN...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet the Modulin – The Modular Synthesizer & Violin [WTF]

Meet Swedish folktronica band member Martin Molin and his home-made modulin - the 1/2 modular synthesizer and 1/2 violin ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUdWeBYe3GY&showinfo=0&autohide=1 THE MODULIN | MARTIN MOLIN...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Cyclist & Violinist Martha Gill – Two Birds … One Stone [SAY-WHAT]

18-year-old pro cyclist and violinist Martha Gill ... killing two birds with one stone ...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Composer David Teie – Orchestral Music for Kitty Cats [VIDEO]

American composer and researcher David Teie, back in November 2015, explaining his vision … to compose an entire CD album ... specifically for cats. Following a successful...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Violinist, Lara St. John – Nicki Minaj ‘Anaconda’ [VIDEO]

Canadian violin virtuoso Lara St. John and some talented friends take on Nicki Minaj's smash hit 'Anaconda'. LARA ST. JOHN & FRIENDS | NICKI MINAJ | ANACONDA...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Jesse Ahmann … The Glass Improvisational Cellist [WOAH]

Meet Jesse Ahmann ... Seattle's glass improvisational cellist. Crafted by instrument maker Gary Word, the fully playable cello uses a loop pedal and regular cello...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Cellist Ida Riegels – Unique ‘Horse Riding School Concert’ [NEIGH]

Danish cellist Ida Riegels performing this month ... at a very unique concert hosted by the Swiss Eschbach Horsemanship Riding School ... Ida is currently...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” (Arr. Goats) [WTF]

Taking inspiration from the Youtube craze of inserting farm animal noises into hit songs, Swedish charity Action Aid's choir presents ... "We Wish You...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Renaud Capuçon – Saudi Arabian Archaeological Excavation Site [2018]

French violinist Renaud Capuçon performing Gluck's Melodie ... live, outdoors at the Jabal Ikmah archaeological excavation site in north-east Saudi Arabia ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc3jE6kCZIA RENAUD CUPUÇON | GLUCK | MELODIE | JABAL...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ for Two Double Basses [WOW]

American double bassist Lev Weksler performs 'Flight of the Bumblebee', by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - arranged for him and himself. LEV WEKSLER | RIMSKY-KORSAKOV | FLIGHT OF THE...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Anna-Maria Hefele : World’s Best Polyphonic Singer [WOW]

Introducing vocalist Anna-Maria Hefele ... the world's best polyphonic overtone singer ....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC9Qh709gas&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ANNA-MARIA HEFELE | OVERTONE SINGING 

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Head-Banging Metal Vivaldi Cello Concerto [AUDIO]

German heavy metal guitarist, Wolf Hoffman performing Vivaldi's 'Double Cello Concerto in G Minor' - from his newly-released solo album 'Headbangers Symphony'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMZEcr6o6PU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 WOLF HOFFMAN | VIVALDI | DOUBLE...

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