Someone has perfectly superimposed ‘Africa’ by Toto on Mahler’s Symphony No.5

8 October 2018, 16:31 | Updated: 8 October 2018, 17:14

By Sofia Rizzi

Just when we thought this masterpiece couldn't get any better...

Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 is one of the great orchestral masterpieces of all time. Most people will recognise the symphony’s ‘Adagietto’ movement from the 1971 film A Death in Venice.

‘Africa’ by the rock band Toto is another iconic and recognisable tune, although completely unrelated to classical music… or so we thought.

An internet genius has discovered that ‘Africa’ can be perfectly superimposed onto the opening of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony.

It’s no surprise that Mahler was considered ahead of his time…