Just in time to get us in the mood for Season 2 to debut, musicians Brooklyn Duo and Cicely Parnas turn in an amazing live performance of Ramin Djawadi’s intense main theme from HBO’s Westworld. Be sure to check out their Bach Cello Suite No. 1, if you get a chance.
His piercing glance burning a hole through the lens, pianist Vinheteiro performs a brief snippet from 26 different classical pieces of music, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet. We never knew what Gymnopedie No. 1 was called, but we recognized it immediately.
Watch piano virtuoso Peter Bence as his fingers fly across the keys of his Steinway in this amazing arrangement of Queen’s 1978 classic Don’t Stop Me Now, with a tiny bit of Bohemian Rhapsody thrown in for good measure. Sheet music available here if you can keep up.
Musician Costantino Carrara takes Queen’s iconic 1975 rock opera track and turns it into an equally impressive classical piano piece, packed with wonderful flourishes, and epic transitions. Think you can keep up with Costantino’s fingers? Buy the sheet music here.
Musician Luke Thering is a big Key and Peele fan, so he decided to take one of their classic sketches – in which Jordan sings an awkward song of friendship to Keegan-Michael – and added the instrumentation the song should have had from day one. Great job, Luke!
Musician Josh Cohen has a thing for performing cover versions of Radiohead tunes on his grand piano. Each and every one of the tracks will pull you in and won’t let go with its quiet intensity. We can’t decide if Everything In Its Right Place or Daydreaming is our favorite.
If you don’t remember Wintergatan’s marvelous marble machine, go back and watch the video first, then watch this clip, in which they arranged a version of the memorable track that can actually be played on a piano. You can grab the sheet music or MIDI file for yourself.
Charlie Albright shows us just how fast his fingers can fly across the keyboard of his Steinway with this performance of Adolf Schulz-Evler’s Arabesque of Johann Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz. Oh, and Charlie doesn’t just do classical. Check out his boogie woogie.
Pianist Maxence Cyrin broke through to the masses with his stirring rendition of Where Is My Mind? But that’s not the only amazing cover version he’s done. Sit back and enjoy some Soundgarden played impeccably on his grand piano. His Daft Punk ain’t too shabby either.