This 4-part clarinet cover of Brahms’s Hungarian Dance is an absolute aural delight

29 June 2017, 13:08

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

Brahms’s Hungarian Dance, played by one guy, on four clarinets: this is why we love the Internet.

This clarinettist recorded himself playing all four parts to Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No.5, and the result is pretty breathtaking.

Johannes Brahms wrote 21 Hungarian Dances in total, but dances Nos 1 and 5 are the ones we know best today. No.5, performed in this video, was in fact based on Béla Kéler's csárdás: Bártfai emlék.

The clarinettist, (find him on Instagram as cortezimoto) has been auditioning other musicians for his #VirtualBand on the social media app. And musicians from all over the world have been sending in selfie videos on their instruments.

It’s not the first time we’ve seen these cross-global acapella videos, where musicians come together via Facebook and the Acapella app, to produce beautiful music. 

Here are some more of our favourites…

Four flautists playing music from Carmen

This is Bizet's music as you've never seen it before. The performers are: Ariana Piknjač, Eirik Hoel Sandvik, Ágnes-Klára Klarissima and Sándor Karen Marie Sørensen.

The Bach Double Concerto

Instagram stars Klarissima Flute & Sviatoslav P. take to the Bach double. Because who needs a full orchestra these days?

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