Ingenious: a simple nursery rhyme, but improvised in the style of different classical composers

16 November 2017, 11:59

This performance has set social media ablaze – it's netted over a million views. And we can see why.

It’s a tune we all know – and in this video it’s used (rather brilliantly) to illustrate stylistic and technical differences between composers and periods of music history. 

The three-note tune is expertly contorted and harmonised in ways using the contrapuntal Baroque style of J.S. Bach, all manner of Romantic pianism, atonality and finally the minimalist style of Philip Glass and Steve Reich.

It's been created by Nahre Sol as part of her Practice Notes a video series where she shares her thoughts and insights from her practice sessions. Here’s another little glimpse of the wonderful things offered on Practice Note’s channels...

Nahre also offers videos lessons and tutorials (with jolly entertaining improvisations). Make sure you follow her on Facebook – and here's her website.