Someone has turned this Beethoven symphony into an extraordinary Cuban rumba

22 February 2019, 14:33

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, 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.

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

Check out Joachim’s website to download the score.