FRIDAY FUN: Frozen Vivaldi

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Treat yourself to 4.35 minutes of Too. Much. Fun!

It’s the first day of spring. And we’re taking note with this Frozen/Vivaldi combo by The Piano Guys.

Question: How did Jon (piano) and Steve (cello) keep their fingers thawed long enough to pull off this primo performance? Speaking of “thaw,” if this doesn’t have you hankering for spring, nothing will. Enjoy:

By the way, if you haven’t heard of The Piano Guys, you need to get out more. From the video description:

This is NOT green screen. Everything you see is real snow and ice.

Story behind the song:

So who doesn’t love a story about an estranged ice princess, a dynamic mountain man/reindeer duo and a snowman obsessed with warm weather? We all loved the movie “Frozen” and its single, “Let It Go.” So much emotion, energy and drama packed into one tune. But we thought we’d add a little more drama…by melting together “Let It Go” and themes from Vivaldi’s classical piece, “Winter.” (You can watch an impressive performance of the original here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu6Hr9… – see if you can find where we used the main themes from each of the three movements.) Vivaldi’s almost reckless string motives helped us surround the determined, upbeat melody and chords from “Let It Go” with intensity and uncertainty. We wanted the music to alternate between “freezing” and “thawing,” representing the opposing forces throughout the “Frozen” story.

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