Friday, April 19, 2019

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 | 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 | Miss America 1989 – ‘Zigeunerweisen’ [VIDEO]

1989 Ms America pageant winner Grechen Carlson, from Minnesota, performing Sarasate's 'Zigeunerweisen'. MISS AMERICA 1989 | GRECHEN CARLSON | SARASATE | ZIGEUNERWEISEN

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 | 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 | “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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

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 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 | 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 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 | 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 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | ‘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 | ‘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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 the Violinist Snake Charmer [WTF]

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

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 | ‘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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | ‘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 | 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 | American Cellist Warren Oja … and His New Stand Partner [CUTE]

American cellist Warren Oja performing Bach's 1st Cello Suite ... with the help of his new stand partner ... "This is what she gets for...

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 | Bach ‘Prelude’ … for Boomwhackers [WTF]

Bach’s piano ‘Prelude No.1 in C Major' performed by French juggling company, Les Objets Volants ... on tuned musical percussive Boomwhackers plastic tubes ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5seI0eJZCg BACH | PRELUDE NO. 1...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Sakura Cello Quintet – Tribute to the Late-Princess Leia [RIP]

The Sakura Cello Quintet performing their tribute to the late Carrie Fisher - Princess Leia from the Star Wars saga film series ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fup24ONw9HU SAKURA | JOHN WILLIAMS...

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 | Bartok’s ‘Concerto for Orchestra’ … In Full 360 Degrees [SCROLL]

Conductor Rafael Payare and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra ... streamed in full 360° degrees ....  Scroll left ... Scroll right ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=239&v=_axwqxJugP8

WACKY WEDNESDAY | VC Artist Pablo Ferrández – Strad Cello Vs Guarneri [$$$]

VC Artist Pablo Ferrández puts the 1696 Lord Aylesford Stradivarius cello to test ... up against the 1694 Joseph Filius Guarnerius .... Instruments courtesy of the Nippon Music Foundation...

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 | Bach Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major … on a Glass Cello [WHOA]

Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Bob Cafaro performing the Courante from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major ... on a glass cello .... Glass instrument made...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | VC Young Artist Kerson Leong – ‘Bartok Duets’ … with Himself [TWINNING]

Canadian VC Young Artist Kerson Leong ... performing Bartok's 'Ruthenian Kolomeika for Two Violins' .... with .... himself ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1pWdqanQy8 VC YOUNG ARTIST KERSON LEONG (2X) |...

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