Wednesday, March 20, 2019

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Making Your Own Playable Recorder … From a Carrot [WHAT]

British musician and comedian Dan Woods steps us through the process of turning an edible carrot into a fully-playable musical recorder. With nothing more than a large carrot,...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Violinist Guy Braunstein – Original New Arrangement of Kreisler’s ‘Liebesfreud’ [WOW]

Former Berlin Philharmonic Concertmaster Guy Braunstein has this week unveiled his own new, original, quirky virtuosic solo violin arrangement of Kreisler’s ‘Liebesfreud’ ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFWDSTuF6wc&showinfo=0&autohide=1 GUY BRAUNSTEIN...

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 | 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 | Meet … The Boston Typewriter Orchestra [WHAT!]

Meet, the Boston Typewriter Orchestra. Formed in 2004, the six-man ensemble performs a wide range of covers and original songs from the 'click', 'clack', 'ding'...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Kerr-Pool Karaoke with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra [KOOKY]

Ever wondered what orchestral musicians do in a car en route to a concert? Join Dallas Symphony Orchestra members, with Concertmaster Alex Kerr at the wheel, for their...

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 | The New ‘Six-Bach’ Abs Workout for Pianists [WTF]

Forget crossfit, Swiss-Chinese pianist Louis Schwizgebel steps us through his new workout regime for achieving those perfect 'Six-Bach' abs ...    

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Fully-Playable Paper & Cardboard Organ [WOW]

Introducing the fully-playable organ ... constructed entirely from paper, cardboard and a transparent sheet of plastic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cD1NPvRNLQ&showinfo=0&autohide=1 PAPER & CARDBOARD ORGAN | BY PAPER ENGINEER ALIAKSEI...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (Arr. Solo Trumpet) [WOWZA]

American trumpeter extraordinaire Malcolm McNab performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto .... arranged for solo trumpet. Recorded with conductor Gary Grant and the Altadena Pro Musica - for...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Happy Birthday in the Style of a Shostakovich Quartet [WOWZA]

Dutch cellist and composer Martijn Dendievel's original arrangement of 'Happy Birthday' .... in the style of a Shostakovich String Quartet ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihsgKtw71HM&showinfo=0&autohide=1 MARTIJN DENDIEVEL | HAPPY BIRTHDAY...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘Game of Thrones’ Violin Concerto [WTF]

TwoSet Violin violinists Eddy Chen and Bretty 'Bangs' Yang performing the 'Game of Thrones' Violin Concerto ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGm7BFBbNrs&showinfo=0&autohide=1 TWOSET VIOLIN | GAME OF THRONES X SIBELIUS VIOLIN...

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 | 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 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 | 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 | Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (Arr. Button Accordion) [MUST SEE]

The human one-man-orchestra, Ukrainian-born button accordionist Alexander Hrustevich performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto ... Arranged by Vladimir Zubitsky - and recorded live on April 5th, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT8Mdsvxwww&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ALEXANDER HRUSTEVICH...

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 | 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 | Step-By-Step Guide to Building the Kronos Quartet from LEGO [MUST SEE]

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

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Rococo Variations’ for Orchestra and … Electric Guitar [WTF]

Ethan Winer performing Tchaikovksy's 'Variations on a Rococo Theme' for Orchestra and Fender Telecaster electric guitar .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgqte_IgxlY&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ETHAN WINER | TCHAIKOVSKY | VARIATIONS ON A...

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 | 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 | 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 | … 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 | The William Tell Beer Bottle Train [ONLY IN JAPAN]

Only in Japan ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI1I8dF88Vs&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ROSSINI | WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE | JAPANESE BOTTLE TRAIN  

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Aleksey Semenenko – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto … Kind of?!?! [WOW]

Ukrainian violinist, Aleksey Semenenko performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto ... or so we thought ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ4awGeA0RU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ALEKSEY SEMENENKO | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO...MAYBE 

WACKY WEDNESDAY | US Swim Coach & Swimmer – Bach Double Concerto [VIDEO]

2016 USA Olympic Swim Team Coach, Bob Bowman and three-time Olympian swimmer, Elizabeth Beisel performing an arrangement of Bach's Double Violin Concerto - amidst preparation for...

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...

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 | That Viola Kid – ‘Stuff Violists are Tired of Hearing …’ [LOL]

Juilliard student, 'That Viola Kid' Drew Alexander Forde gives us the lowdown on 'stuff violists are tired of hearing...'   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If6eIHHlyGo&showinfo=0&autohide=1 THAT VIOLA KID | STUFF VIOLISTS ARE...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Reg Kehoe and His Marimba Queens [VIDEO]

Sit back, relax and enjoy ... the bizarre and exuberant showmanship of the 1940s - with Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1tQNqQqIU8&showinfo=0&autohide=1 REG...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Ass-Dur – Switching Clothing During a Performance [WTF]

Meet cabaret comedy-duo, Ass-Dur. Classically trained, the Berlin-based pair enjoy switching clothing with each other during a piano recital …. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5jiekqGANA&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ASS-DUR | CHANGING CLOTHES...

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 | Playing Violin on a Cigar Box, Literally … [WTF]

You’ve heard of someone playing on a cigar box … Chris the fiddler, literally playing violin on a homemade cigar box - with pear neck...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Mozart Clarinet Concerto for Interpretive Dance [WTF]

Meet RL Sims and his rather unique interpretive dance performance of Mozart's A Major Clarinet Concerto. We have no more words.   RL SIMS | MOZART | CLARINET...

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

Chinese violin virtuoso Li Chuan Yun performing the United States' national anthem,‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in 4 part harmony - at once ... on a single violin .... Li...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet the Violinist Snake Charmer [WTF]

Meet the violinist snake charmer ...   VIOLINIST TAMES WHITE PYTHON | MASSENET | MEDITATION FROM ‘THAIS’

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 | Two Years of Violin Progress in Under 5 Minutes [WTF-VIDEO]

A now 24 year old Norwegian adult violin beginner records her weekly progress on the instrument over a 2 year period. “I have been playing...

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 | ‘Conversations with Nick Canellakis’ (& Emanuel Ax) [ROFL]

Youtube sensation talk-show hosts Nick Canellakis and Michael Brown take on special guest: ‘Yo-Yo Ma’s accompanist’ Emanuel Ax. CONVERSATIONS WITH NICK CANELLAKIS | YO-YO MA’S...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | 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. Ok. We have...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Conversations with Nick Canellakis’ (& Leon Fleisher) [ROFL]

Youtube sensation talk-show hosts Nick Canellakis and Michael Brown take on ‘pianist and musician’ Leon Fleisher. CONVERSATIONS WITH NICK CANELLAKIS | LEON FLEISHER | JULY,...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Conversations with Nick Canellakis’ (& Osmo Vänskä) [ROFL]

Youtube sensation talk-show hosts Nick Canellakis and Michael Brown take on conductor Osmo Vänskä (of the Minnesota Orchestra fame). CONVERSATIONS WITH NICK CANELLAKIS | OSMO VANSKA, OF MINNESOTA...

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 | 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 Mr. Bean, the Conductor [VIDEO]

British actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson (aka Mr. Bean) conducting Beethoven's 5th Symphony - like no other. Filmed in 1981, at the Amnesty International 'Secret Policeman's Ball'. MR....

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 | Harpo Marx – *Wreck*maninoff ‘Prelude in C# Minor’ [CLASSICAL LOL]

Harpo Marx performing not Rachmaninoff, but Wreck-maninoff's destructive 'Prelude in C# Minor'. Excerpt from the Marx Brothers' 1937 movie 'A Day at the Races'. HARPO MARX...

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