Release of “Classical Mashup II” Complemented by a Glorious Medley

ByQuyen Anne

Sep 13, 2023

Producer Grant Woolard made a splash last year when his “Classical Mashup,” a lightly animated video that combines dozens of composers and classical favorites, went viral. Now, Grant has returned with the sequel — “Classical Mashup II,” a musical masterwork quilt that matches the fun of the original.

This time around, 52 composers and 31 pieces get the mashup treatment. While there are the old reliables like Mozart, Verdi and Schubert making the rounds, Woolard has also expanded the roster to include surprises from Rosas, Sousa and Necke.

There’s no shortage of highlights and a-ha moments, either. Skip ahead on the video above or click the links:

Last year, when the original mashup was released, Woolard told us he initially “feared it wouldn’t be well received.” With more than 4 million views for that video, he demonstrated that people love the blend of memorable melodies, so this new project should have an instant place in the ears of many. Which parts of this medley do you think gel extra well?

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Everyone loves a good piano mashup! For classical music fans, it doesn’t get much better than the unique combinations dreamed up by TikTok pianist Loren DiGiorgi. This musician and content creator blends the works of different classical composers in his short videos. Some of his ideas are pretty unexpected, such as playing “Old MacDonald” in the style of Johann Sebastian Bach or transforming Charles Gounod’s “Funeral March of a Marionette” into an upbeat ragtime piece.Watch the video below to see Loren’s creative mashup of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky!

@lorendigiorgi Another fan request! The request was for Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata played in the style of – and blended with – Tchaikovsky. So I blended it with Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Waltz of the Flowers, and a little bit of Dance of the Reed-Flutes at the end. ##mashup##pianotiktok ♬ original sound – Loren DiGiorgi


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