Mike Rinzel is WQXR's Senior Director of Digital Content and oversees digital content for wqxr.org, mobile app and social media.
Watch the 'Lord' of Classical Piano Mash-ups and Video Game Renditions
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:00 AM
Mixing multiple song recordings into mash-ups to create new unique musical expressions is regular operating procedure for many hip-hop producers and rock fans. But here's something new: A classically trained pianist who combines multiple pieces simultaneously. Playing one piece on his right hand and another on his left, Fabricio Andre Bernard di Paolo, who goes by the name of Lord Vinheteiro on YouTube, has just released his latest video combining Mozart with Haydn, Beethoven with Dvorak, Bach with Tchaikovsky, and so on.
Reached by email, Lord Vinheteiro said he began playing classical piano at 8-years-old, he lives in São Paulo, Brazil and his greatest influences are Chopin, Mozart, Liszt and Bach, although he said that he doesn't expect to attract many classical fans who expect flawless performances. "I always make mistakes in my videos," he added.
We beg to differ. We're classical fans and we love what you're doing.
Lord Vinheteiro is also obsessed with video game music. "With the skills acquired in classical piano, it becomes easier to perform octaves, sixth and third, necessary to make a good arrangement of music games," he said.
In the video below, Lord Vinheteiro performs all of the music cues to a Mario Bros. game all in real time.
Now that is next level!