Classical Mashup
January 16, 2016 4:46 AM   Subscribe

 
........Wow. Wow. Love the heads!
posted by chainsofreedom at 5:35 AM on January 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


That's surprisngly catchy
posted by marguerite at 5:42 AM on January 16, 2016


More like well-tempo'd clavier, amiright?
posted by fizban at 5:59 AM on January 16, 2016


Ahem.
posted by dannyboybell at 6:30 AM on January 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


Pseudo obligatory
posted by ian1977 at 7:36 AM on January 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Oh Puleeze - kids, back in my day, we did it with a mid tempo aerobics beat.
posted by helmutdog at 8:45 AM on January 16, 2016


I love this kind of thing and was disappointed to learn that the musical term for a composition mixing together recognizable melodies is quodlibet, basically Latin for "whatever."
posted by straight at 8:48 AM on January 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


If you like the PDQ Bach that dannyboybell posted, you should also check out (well, most of his stuff, but especially) the Missa Hilarious, his take on Beethoven's great Solemn Mass.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 8:51 AM on January 16, 2016


Everyone saying this has been done before is right, but it's rarely been done this well. There's a lot of beautiful and clever counterpoint here. This is more than just a joke.
posted by straight at 9:36 AM on January 16, 2016 [3 favorites]


I liked that they showed the composers and the melody lines in the video. It would make a great intro to a 101-level classical appreciation course.
posted by immlass at 9:44 AM on January 16, 2016


This is more than just a joke.

The floating heads clued me in to that.
posted by bongo_x at 11:12 AM on January 16, 2016


This is more than just a joke.

Yes, it's not only impressive musically, the visuals (moving heads, not talking heads) add a great deal, making it extra special. Tchaikovsky doesn't always seem to play well with others, but apart from a few moments that go astray, it's pretty seamless.

p.s. More of a joke, but also not bad, is the same guy's Landmark Ensemble.
posted by LeLiLo at 11:17 AM on January 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


I lost it when the Imperial march hit. This was great.

See also the Unbegun Symphony by the master of this form, Peter Schickele.
posted by pjern at 1:27 PM on January 16, 2016


Oh my god, that was amazing and now I'm late for work! Great post, thanks!
posted by lemonade at 6:38 AM on January 17, 2016


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