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Amazing, beautiful, delectable - here are some of our favourite classical music videos...
An epic for violin and organ
When you have an epic acoustic and an imposing organ, you've just got to play something spectacular - here's Filip Pogady and organist Daniel Brondel in Fritz Kreisler's virtuosic arrangement of Arcangelo Corelli's La Folia. Wow.
The man who can whistle the Queen of the Night
We are speechless. This man is Michael Barimo, and while at a party in 2011 (held by violinist Joshua Bell - how cool is that?) he got up to do his party piece, which happens to be WHISTLING the entire Queen of the Night aria from Mozart's The Magic Flute, otherwise known as one of the most difficult soprano arias in existence. And he nails it, obviously.
In which a stony-faced 14-year-old girl shreds like an 18th century Eddie Van Halen and takes Vivaldi's Four Seasons to totally righteous new places. Horns up!
World's fastest pianist
Never has the concentration face of a young man in front of a piano been so intense. Somebody get that guy a wet flannel.
Bach floor piano
Sometimes, working in a toy shop gets a bit old. So to pass the time, these two geniuses (and, we suspect, fans of Tom Hanks' oeuvre) turn Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor into a frenetic foot work-out.
Rite of Spring visualisations
All the intertwining lines of Stravinsky's Rite Of Spring are laid out in graphical form. While that might not especially exciting, we defy you to keep your mouth closed when the textures go insane and the colours become a retina-battering blur at the six minute mark.