Adagio for Strings Samuel Barber
17 March 2015, 15:20
1770s meets the 1970s? Johann Sebastian Bach meets The Jackson 5? 'I Want You Bach', the new video from The Piano Guys, is the ultimate disco/sonata/viola da gamba/harpsichord smash.
How on earth does this work?
Well, take a harpsichord and a cello (or gamba, we're not fussy):
Add all the wigs and powder from a Blackadder episode:
Add a bit of the greatest composer the world has ever known:
And finally a cracking Motown hit:
The coming together of arguably two of the greatest geniuses the world has ever known - the great Baroque composer and virtuoso JS Bach, and the king of pop, Michael Jackson. Both masters of kicking basslines and catchy melodies. It's a match made in music geek heaven.
Enjoy the full-flared, afro-ed, regal Baroque experience here:
The Utah duo are proving to be one of the music's biggest viral stars, to date clocking up well over half a billion YouTube views with their blend classical and pop juxtapositions.
Fancy a bit of the original?
It's basically the same minus the harpsichords and silly wigs...