Four guys play Bolero on one cello - and it's deeply satisfying

22 August 2016, 17:29

Bolero on a cello

By Tim Edwards

Enjoy the look of utter concentration on the faces of these members of the Wiener Cello Ensemble 5+1.

Maurice Ravel’s Bolero has long been a test of skill (and nerve) for snare drummers, who are required to maintain a steady, repetitive beat for the whole 15-minute piece.

Now four guys from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra have decided to turn the piece into a test of skill for cellists.

In the video below, four members of the group Wiener Cello Ensemble 5+1 (made up of six cellists from the Vienna Philharmonic) perform a pretty good version of Bolero on just the one cello.

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