Watch this conductor completely tear apart 'Happy Birthday' and make it a million times better

We all know Happy Birthday, and we’ve all sung it. But did you ever think it could be improved as much as this?

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Conductor Ivan Fischer has had enough of what he thinks is a truly rubbish tune. Happy Birthday is, according to the great maestro, ripe for a rewrite

So who better than him to completely tear the original to shreds and recompose it with a far stronger melodic line and no more wimpy chords. And sitting down at a piano during this year's Verbier Festival, that's exactly what he did.

This is how it’s done…