Nothing to do with Second Life, but for a while now I’ve been raving about Stephen Sharp Nelson and Jon Schmidt, who together form the core element of “The Piano Guys” – and their work is just amazing. While I’ve linked to them a couple of times in blog pieces here, I’ve not really mentioned them in detail.
They release a piece almost weekly on YouTube, and each one is a musical treasure, stunningly arranged and beautifully filmed.
Some are original compositions, such as Desert Symphony:
Others are cover versions of popular songs:
While some are simply great fun:
For me their best pieces are wonderful fusions, such as last week’s Bourne Vivaldi, bringing together the fast-paced refrain from the Bourne films and (as the name suggests) Vivaldi in a wonderful piece:
Although overall, this stunning combination of One Republic’s Secrets with Beethoven still remains my personal favourite, and one I play daily. The piece is layered emotions and the segue from Secrets to Beethoven’s 5th is inspired:
Listen, enjoy – become a Founder!
- The Piano Guys (YouTube)
- ThePianoGuys website
- Steven Sharp Nelson website and on Facebook
- Jon Schmidt (composer of the awesome All of Me) and on Facebook
- ThePianoGuys on Twitter
- Piano Guy’s friend Jarrod Radnich’s stunning rendition of Pirates of the Caribbean