Mozart’s ‘Rondo alla Turca’, but bluegrass-style and on a BANJO

18 June 2018, 16:25

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

If bluegrass had existed in the 18th century, Mozart’s ‘Rondo alla Turca’ would have sounded something like this…

‘Rondo alla Turca’ is one of Mozart’s most ear-wormy tunes. It’s fast, twiddly and a great piece to impress your friends with, if you happen to be a piano genius.

But here’s an exciting bluegrass version, played by banjoist and YouTuber Jamie Dupuis.

Packed with the exciting rhythms you might find in blues and ragtime tunes, it’s a perfect 20th-century American twist on Mozart’s timeless melody.