From Heifetz to Perlman with some lesser known violinists in between, David Mellor believes these are the five players from the gramophone era that no one can beat. What do you think?
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.
Perhaps he should have played the drums instead…
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The upside-down string quartet
Neat gymnastics, witty Vivaldi quotes and some unexpected Kurt Weill all combined to make this madcap performance. Brava, ladies.
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.
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.
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'.
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…