Viola Organista Played After 500 Years!
The brilliant Leonardo Da Vinci designed many devices – he created the first plans for tanks and helicopters, designed devices for chemistry and engineering, and also – musical devices.
500 years ago, Da Vinci made plans for the \’Viola Organista\’, an instrument that combines the keyboard of a piano with the sound production mechanism of string instruments such as the cello or the violin.
Now, half a millennium later, the viola organista has been actually built, following the old genius\’s schematics. Hear the unearthly sound of a one-of-a-kind musical instrument. If you\’re a music lover, you\’re in for a treat – a new musical instrument that sounds like nothing else.
Artist Disappears into the Background…
Chinese artist Liu Bolin may be the best player of hide and seek in the world. He is known as the \’invisible man\’ and after taking one look at his work you\’ll understand why. Liu has gained international fame for his photographs, which usually feature him painstakingly painted to blend into street scenes or other complex backgrounds.
A beautiful rendition of Il Silenzio (Silence) performed by Melissa Venema in 2008 when she was 12 years old. She is accompanied by Dutch composer André Rieu and His Johann Strauss Orchestra and she does a spectacular job playing this song. While this song sounds a lot like Taps it isn’t. Il Silenzio was written by trumpet player Nini Rosso in 1965. To see Melissa perform this song when she is 17 years old watch Melissa Venema Il Silenzio.
Ji-Hae Park began her journey to violin stardom when she was just a young girl. But as her career was just taking off, she suddenly paused – she was unsure of why her goal was to be the best violin player in the world. She realized that music was meant to move and unlift people, and set out to play her world-class music in shelters, churches and even prisons.
Listen and let Ji-Hae\’s uplifting music enlighten your day!
Pipe Dream is a cool musical instrument that is a computer generated clip from Animusic.com and was a runaway hit from the first Animusic DVD. It is very cool and entertaining to watch which is one reason it has been such a hit. The other reason is it’s often cited incorrectly like this “This incredible machine was built as a collaborative effort between the Robert M. Trammell Music Conservatory and the Sharon Wick School of Engineering at the University of Iowa. Amazingly, 97% of the machine’s components came from John Deere Industries and Irrigation Equipment of Bancroft, Iowa.”
Resonant Chamber Music
Resonant Chamber Music is played on a cool musical instrument that is a computer generated clip from Animusic.com. Many people think these instruments are real but they aren’t as computer technology has allowed them to be created.
The student Orchestra of the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan performs Johann Strauss – Overture to “The Bat” with a 7 Year Old Conductor. The Conductor is Edward Yudenich and he does a wonderful job leading the orchestra as they perform this piece of music. The Teacher-Professor of the opera-symphony department of the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan is Vladimir Neymer.
It\’s any musician\’s worst nightmare. You are on stage, ready to play, but suddenly you realize that you are unprepared! That\’s what happened to world-renowned Portuguese pianist Maria Joao Pires during a performance at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Pires was in shock as the orchestra behind her began playing Mozart\’s Piano Concert No. 20 in D minor, while she was expecting to play a completely different Mozart piece! However, and despite her lack of preparedness, Pires gracefully recovers and joins the orchestra with grace.
Watch and be amazed as this piano player perfectly improvises this beautiful Mozart concerto!
9 year-old Amira Willighagen shocked the judges on Holland\’s Got Talent when she bolted out Puccini\’s \”O mio babbino caro\” aria in perfect tune! Following her amazing performance, Amira was applauded with a standing ovation by the judges and a large portion of audience. Listen here as Amira chills your bones with her pitch-perfect voice!