Nina Simone & JS Bach

Nina Simone plays a stunning Bach-style fugue in the middle of one of her classic songs

Violin, oboe and soprano cover of Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’

Every second of this viral oboe, violin and opera cover of ‘Toxic’ belongs in a museum

LSO's principal oboist recovers from split reed like a pro

This oboe soloist’s reed split mid-solo… but he recovered like an absolute pro

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Crew of destroyed Indonesia submarine sing poignant farewell song

Indonesian submarine crew sing ‘Goodbye’ before disappearance in deeply poignant video

Christa Ludwig and Leonard Bernstein rehearse Mahler with the Israel Philharmonic

Star mezzo pleads with Leonard Bernstein over breakneck tempo in awkward Mahler rehearsal

Solo pianist plays every single orchestral line in painstakingly brilliant Chopin concerto

Solo pianist plays every single orchestral line in painstakingly brilliant Chopin concerto

Hip-hop dancer glides to Philip Glass piano music

Hip-hop dancer’s feet ‘glide’ to Philip Glass in breathtakingly fluid performance

Bill Bailey plays The Star Spangled-Banner in a minor key

Comic genius Bill Bailey proves The Star-Spangled Banner sounds way better in a minor key

Episode of Arthur features Yo-Yo Ma and Joshua Redman playing a duet

When cellist Yo-Yo Ma appeared on ‘Arthur’ to teach a wholesome lesson about music

Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring Toy Orchestra

Rubber chickens and children’s toys play Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in riotous lockdown video

HRH Duke of Edinburgh tribute at Portsmouth Cathedral

Soprano sings Royal Navy hymn in empty Portsmouth Cathedral, in moving Duke of Edinburgh tribute

Toddler’s reaction to his grandpa playing saxophone is pure love and joy

Toddler’s reaction to his grandpa playing saxophone is pure love and joy

Toddler is moved to tears by Beethoven

Toddler moved to tears hearing his sister play Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata on piano

Real-life Maria von Trapp teaches Julie Andrews how to yodel

The time real-life Maria Von Trapp taught Sound of Music’s Julie Andrews how to yodel

The Queen’s Six at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

Tallis’ ‘If ye love me’ sung at Windsor Castle is a poignant way to remember the late Duke of Edinburgh

This vocal rendition of Elgar’s Nimrod is an utterly sublime moment of music

This vocal arrangement of Elgar’s Nimrod is an utterly sublime moment of music

Berlin Philharmonic prank video

The Berlin Philharmonic hoped to prank a soloist by playing the wrong concerto… but it didn’t go to plan