The 8 best classical music viral videos on the internet

From cows enjoying a spot of brass music to sneezes, chilli peppers and, perhaps inevitably, animals – these are our favourite viral videos from around the world.

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Perhaps he should have played the drums instead…

 

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Posted by Thug Life on Tuesday, 8 December 2015


The upside-down string quartet

Neat gymnastics, witty Vivaldi quotes and some unexpected Kurt Weill all combined to make this madcap performance. Brava, ladies. 


Overtone singing

Frankly, we've never seen anything like this – a woman singing two notes at once and managing to make it sound utterly stunning. No mean feat.

 

2Cellos take on Iron Maiden

Along with the Piano Guys, 2Cellos have cornered the market for high-concept videos, but this is definitely one of our favourites. Taking on the might of Iron Maiden is a challenge at the best of times, but these two went one further and even got the approval from the beasts of heavy metal themselves.

 

The trombone sneeze

Self-explanatory. Easily the greatest concert mishap on the internet.

 

Chilli orchestra

This was never going to end well, but when this orchestra attempted to play while eating the world's hottest chilli, few could've predicted how extreme the effects would be. Hilarious and terrifying.

 

The Mercurotti

Not content with being an exceptional Pavarotti impersonator, Marc Martel also knocks out a pretty mean Freddie Mercury, as evidenced by this one-man duet which he calls (wait for it…) 'The Mercurotti'.

 

Trombone-playing farmer

Who doesn't love a trombone viral videos? And this is without doubt one of the most wonderful. Watch what happens when this farmer takes a seat with his faithful bit of brass… 

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