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12 March 2020, 21:59 | Updated: 13 March 2020, 10:40
Sheila Blanco’s social media homages have been outrageously popular – and we can see why.
Sheila Blanco, a vocalist and journalist living in Madrid, has become a social media star with a series of pitch-perfect vocal tributes to great composers.
In January, Blanco penned a few words in homage to the timeless artistry of Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach, setting it to the music of the 'Badinerie' from his Orchestral Suite No. 2. The nimble, jazzy and irresistible performance promptly went viral on Facebook and Twitter, garnering over 6 million views.
Her words tell of the universal appeal, spiritual depth and timeless legacy of the great composer. Her lyrics conclude with the lines "His eighth and sixteenth notes are the story of our humanity... if there was ever a God, it was Johann Sebastian Bach".
You can read a full translation of the piece here.
Since her Baroque success, Blanco recorded a tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, set to the composer's Rondo alla Turca.
‘Mozart, un niño genial’ aquí va mi segundo compositor de la serie ‘Bioclassics’, una serie que oficialmente nace...Posted by Sheila Blanco on Monday, 3 February 2020
And most recently she has posted an ode to Beethoven, based on the iconic opening movement of his Symphony No. 5.
✨2 5 0 es un número especial porque es el cumpleaños de Ludwig Van... BEETHOVEN! Ya está aquí el tercer #Bioclassic...Posted by Sheila Blanco on Tuesday, 25 February 2020