The Super Mario Brothers theme in the style of a Mozart piano sonata is genius

26 February 2017, 22:21

The Super Mario Brothers theme

The soundtrack to our favourite pixellated Italian plumber, finally meets classical sonata form.

What happens when you combine one of the great video game themes with the melodic and thematic genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?

Pianist and arranger Laurence Manning has taken Koji Kondo’s iconic Mario Brothers' theme and rendered it in true classical sonata style.

Mario Mozart! - a Mario Bros Sonata (Classical Piano Arrangement).mp4

By Laurence Manning


Laurence is a pianist from Sorel-Tracy in Quebec, Canada. She is currently smashing a PhD in piano performance at the University of Montreal, presumably and rightly, with a strong focus on classical sonata form and 1990s video game music. You can follow her musical adventures on Facebook and YouTube (and there are some more superb video game music arrangements there - so you should subscribe!).

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