Wow. Just wow. Pianist Yuja Wang just took apart and rebuilt Mozart’s Rondo alla Turca in a truly unusual way and so we had to share it with you. Wang played the captivating rendition, which mixes elements of jazz and even a dash of honky tonk, as her encore at a recent performance with the Berlin Philharmonic.
The video was posted on Facebook a week ago and has quickly become widely popular. It was shared among 300,000 Facebook users and viewed 20 million times in the course of a week.
When classical performances like this break through on social media, all we can say is yes, yes, yes! A thousand times yes!
Perhaps unsurprisingly, this video has now officially gone viral, bringing the joy to millions.
If you were wondering, Wang’s arrangement seems to be a mishmash of Arcadi Volodos and Fazil Say’s versions of the Mozart stalwart, by turns jazzy and intensely pianistic.