Someone has turned this Beethoven symphony into an extraordinary Cuban rumba

6 September 2017, 17:05

By Amy MacKenzie

Never thought you’d find yourself dancing along to Beethoven? This performance will have you toe-tapping in no time.

If there ever was a truly extraordinary cover of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, then this is it.

Award-winning composer, orchestrator and talented performer Joachim Horsley has stunned us with his sunny arrangement Beethoven in Havana. Composed for eight performers on three pianos, including a percussion accompaniment and some extended techniques, we would love to see this piece performed live.

Check out his YouTube channel to follow an interactive score alongside this spectacular performance, or go to Joachim’s website to download the score.

He also did a great Afro-Venezuelan version of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10...