A spontaneous outburst of beautiful music in Reading Terminal Market as the Opera Company of Philadelphia performs “Brindisi” for the shoppers.
A routine day of shopping for groceries at John Lewis Foodhall from Waitrose turned into a grocery store opera when five singers performed a rousing rendition of the Italian classic Funiculì, Funiculà.
Moonlight Sonata Played in Its Original Tempo
Ludwig van Beethoven\’s pieces have been a musical marvel of much discussion among lovers of classical perfomances. An important point of discussion is how fast or slow they should be played. In this video, world famous pianist Valentina Lisitsa plays \”Moonlight Sonata\” in what we speculate was its original tempo. It\’s quite incredible to hear.
Delicate and Beautiful Erhu Performance
The erhu is a tranditional Chinese musical instrument that can produce beautiful, delicate sounds that are even more astounding considering it only has 2 strings. It has become popular in both Western and Eastern countries for the emotions it is able to evoke through its music. Listen to a terrific solo of the unique instrument.
A Performance to Melt Your Heart
André Rieu is one of the most famous violinists, even musicians, in the world. He is known for his creative and artful performances, and always has a surprise up his sleeve, to the delight of his audience. In this performance, he introduced, and plays with, a very special guest. Akim Kamare, a 5 year old violinst who has captured Rieu’s heart from the first time they met, and will surely do the same to yours…
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.