Friday, February 28, 2020

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 | 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 | Classical Bae, Ezinma – Paganini 24th Caprice [YAAAS]

Multi-genre classical bae, Ezinma (eh-zee-mah) performing Paganini's 24th Caprice ... "I've not been able to practice much with New York Fashion Week ... Paganini 24...

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 | 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 | Meet AquaSonic – The World’s First Underwater Band [VIDEO]

Meet AquaSonic - the world’s first underwater music ensemble to perform in giant aquariums …. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhJLO5pFKTI&showinfo=0&autohide=1 AQUASONIC | WORLD’S FIRST UNDERWATER BAND | NEW...

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 | Opera Favourites …. (Arr. for Cello and 2 Voices) [LOL]

British duo Rebecca Carrington and Colin Brown present ... a selection of comedic operatic favorites .... arranged for cello and two voices ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UxdnzaWdC4&autohide=1 CARRINGTON-BROWN DUO |...

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 | “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 | Konzerthausorchester Berlin Present “The Sounds of Berlin” [LOL]

The 13-part witty new compositional project by Michael Edwards and Christian Tschuggnall and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin ... "The Sounds of Berlin" ... featuring the sizzle of...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen – ‘The Hanukkah Carol’ [LOL]

Metropolitan Opera rising star, countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen presents a new take on a very traditional holiday … Written by and featuring accordionist Ronn...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet the Australian Naked Skydiving Violinist [GO-PRO]

Australian violinist Glen Donnelly celebrating his 30th birthday this week ... performing Vaughan Williams' 'Lark ... Descending' ... naked - whilst skydiving above Coffs Harbour,...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Olga … The Double Bass Foot Juggler [WHAT]

Meet Olga Gayeva … the double bass foot juggler … Performed live for Russian-TV’s Minute of Fame talent quest.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEMozOJb_cA

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 | 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 | Tennis Player Björn Borg’s New ‘Workout Symphony’ [WHAT]

The work of former tennis player, Björn Borg, in combination with a neurologist and Swedish composer Jonas Valfridsson ... introducing the 'Workout Symphony' .... A new...

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 | 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...

MANIC MONDAY | The Melodica Men … Shostakovich’s ‘Festive Overture’ [HUH]

YouTube sensation Joe Buono from The Melodica Men presents Shostakovich's 'Festive Overture’ … arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas …. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUexzSNFB28&showinfo=0&autohide=1 JOE BUONO | MELODICA MEN | SHOSTAKOVICH |...

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 | ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ (Arr. 2 Double Basses) [WOAH]

American double bassist Lev Weksler performing Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee' ... arranged for him and himself ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLvC1046t7w LEV WEKSLER | RIMSKY-KORSAKOV | FLIGHT OF THE...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Meet Joshua Emara … Boise’s Dancing Violinist [WOOT]

Meet Joshua Emara .... the dancing violinist .... Inspired by Lindsey Stirling and Madonna, 13 year old Joshua performs every Sunday in the Boise Street...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet YuMi … The Collaborative Orchestral Conducting Robot [WOW]

Meet YuMi ... the world's first truly collaborative dual-arm orchestral conducting robot ... Created by ABB Robotics, YuMi recently made its international conducting debut leading...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Finding Time to Practise And Workout Everyday … [WHAT]

Polish flautist Krzysztof Kaczka shows us there are no excuses for not practising and working out everyday ...  

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 | Sir Andrew Davis – Toronto Symphony Birthday Surprise [2018]

Toronto Symphony Orchestra's Conductor Laureate, Sir Andrew Davis leading a performance of Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries' ... or so he thought ... Recorded live the 2nd...

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 | ‘9 Common Animal Sounds For Your Violin …’ [SAY-WHAT]

Youtube sensation Sebastiaan Kulwanowski demonstrates 9 common animal sounds for your violin .... moooo .....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zLzYiw1wdQ

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Guinness World Record For the ‘Lowest Female Vocal Note’ [WOW]

Welsh vocalist Helen Leahey's Guinness World Record for the the lowest vocal note ever sung by a female ... Known as 'The Bass Queen', Helen...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Revolutionary Way to Conquer the Brahms Violin Concerto [WOW]

Former Vienna Volksopera Concertmaster, Austrian violinist Sebastian Gurtler’s revolutionary new technique for conquering Brahms Violin Concerto …   https://youtu.be/uro6H_CvZec

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Perlman & Mehta – ‘A Very Romantic Mendelssohn Concerto’ [VIDEO]

Backstage before a 1969 performance of Schubert's 'Trout' Quintet, virtuosi Itzhak Perlman and Zubin Mehta share a very special 'romantic' moment. Filmed at London's Queen...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Max Karmazyn – The Skiing Violinist [WOAH]

Violinist Max Karmazyn's solution for a lack of practice rooms ...   https://www.instagram.com/p/B8u3WU-gQdL/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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 | 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 | ‘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 | Meet the Baby Mouse Violin Virtuoso [LOL]

Introducing, Rattle ... the baby mouse violinist ... performing the Prelude from Bach's E Major Solo Partita ...  

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘Animal Charades … For Violin’ [WHAT]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin present animal charades ... for violin ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fcBMsmWYGY  

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 | Pizzicato Madness by Violinist Dmitry Rotkin [WHOA]

Russian violinist Dmitry Rotkin performing his original composition - the spirited, fast fingered ‘Mad Fingers Pizzicato’ ... as captured on a GoPro camera ... https://youtu.be/8yf31HO8PnI?t=4s DMITRY ROTKIN...

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...

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