Just a guy playing the entire evolution of music, in 6 minutes

16 January 2018, 12:15 | Updated: 16 January 2018, 16:28

Music has changed a lot since the 17th century. Now, thanks to this talented pianist, you can watch it evolve step-by-step from the 1680s to the present day.

Beginning with Pachelbel’s Canon in D, pianist Fabricio Vinheteiro moves from the Baroque period through to Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven, continuing into the Romantic era and then into 20th-century classical music.

But he doesn’t stop there. Before reaching 2017, he plays music by Glenn Miller, The Beatles, Eurythmics and Aqua, the lesser-known group who sang the 1997 hit ‘Barbie Girl’. He ends the evolution on the biggest song of 2017: Luis Fonsi’s ‘Despacito’.

This kind of genre-hopping requires some serious piano skills. Bravo, Vinheteiro!

He also did this great video of Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ Sonata, played in different styles: