This pianist has mixed The Phantom of the Opera with a Bach harpsichord concerto – and it WORKS

25 April 2019, 15:05 | Updated: 25 April 2019, 16:20

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

A surprisingly metal piano arrangement of the main theme from The Phantom of the Opera, with Bach’s concerto in D minor…

AyseDeniz, a Turkish classical pianist, has mixed the menacing theme from The Phantom of the Opera with a Baroque masterpiece.

“I’m happy to share with you my arrangement of The Phantom of the Opera and Bach’s Concerto in D minor,” AyseDeniz wrote on her Facebook post. “I’ll be playing this in my next shows!”

Bach and Andrew Lloyd Webber mash-up
Picture: AyseDeniz

AyseDeniz starts with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famous theme, before weaving in the melody from Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, all the while maintaining the octave jumps of the musical theme in the bass.

Because ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ has a uniquely dark, hard-rock feel – compared to the operatic style of the rest of the musical – it combines surprisingly well with the intensity of Bach’s first harpsichord concerto.

AyseDeniz is a pianist and composer, who’s doing really exciting things in the world of classical crossover. Check out her Facebook and Instagram pages for more videos.