Monday, October 19, 2009

The amazing Aleksandr Hrustevich playing Vivaldi's "Four Seasons"

This is the "Summer" movement, in Presto tempo.

Click on the video, then chose your eyes. You will not believe (A) that you are only hearing one instrument, nor (B) that you are hearing the instrument you're hearing.



If you enjoyed this, dude's got lots more. Better brush up your (I think) Ukrainian, however.

12 comments:

Mesa Mike said...

Wow. That's one fairly de-luxe squeeze box!

Al said...

Well, that was fantastic...

I am blown away by people who turn the ordinary into the extra ordinary. It is as if their imagination is not fettered by the world.

Imagine what we will do with the accordion in the Resurrection...

al sends

David said...

Beats "Lady of Spain" all to pieces.

Granny said...

He may single-handedly remove accordionists from the laughing-stock category to the sublime. Wow.

DJP said...

Exactly, Granny.

J♥Yce said...

That gent and his chromatic puts Yankovic and Urkel in their place, eh? :-)

Jon said...

No one would ever believe you if you told them that this was being played on an accordion. Amazing.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Wow. I'm with Granny!

I closed my eyes when it began and it sounded like a large cathedral organ.

He's amazing.

JackW said...

DJP+Vivaldi+Accordion.

Gotta be Monday.

VcdeChagn said...

Ok, my wife is officially amazing.

I played this for her without her being able to see the screen.

She nailed it in 10 seconds as an accordion.

But then again, she teaches Choir and (some..she will beg to differ) Music Theory in our Home School Co Op.

Susan said...

I just turned myself away from watching a PBS program on Latino music before I came across this post! (Lots of accordion playing in some forms of Latino music as well.) Aleksandr really IS amazing!

(Now, if he can play "Winter" on accordion as well, I'd be even more impressed!! [I like the first mvmt. of "Winter" very much....])

candy said...

I wish I would have stuck with my accordian lessons as a child. The accordian is seriously one of the coolest instruments ever!