They Don't Need An Orchestra To Play Beethoven

Beethoven's 5th Symphony is a powerful, incredibly complicated, piece of music. Traditionally the symphony features piccolo, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, trumpets, trombones, timpani and strings, in different tunings and configurations. Of course we here at Wimp aren't big on tradition, so today we bring you a version with considerably fewer instruments. Just three harmonicas to be exact.

Obviously the harmonicas played here, by the Portuguese harmonica group the Mendes Harmónica Trio, are a little more advanced than the ones you probably played with as a kid. These are professional harmonica players after all, they need professional equipment. Still it's always a joy to see someone take an instrument you might only know from genres like rock or blues and use it craft such a beautiful interpretation of this classical masterpiece. Enjoy.

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-13 1. manro commented 5 years ago

Woman a better at blowing and sucking than man. >:)
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+10 2. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 5 years ago

Great performance! I played this song on the piano when I was a kid. Beethoven was my favorite to play since he wrote the loudest music so you can really feel the notes he hits. Amadeus was a pimp though! :squirrel:
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+8 3. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

Great performance! Thanks joeman, really enjoyed it!

Yes, true #1!
Amadeus was really an awesome guy though #2. Still up-voted you anyways! :D
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+8 4. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 5 years ago

Oh I meant pimp in a good way like he was the mac daddy of classical music! Rock me Amadeus! :D
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+4 5. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

Haha..okay, sorry I misunderstood you #4...agree with you :) O:) Cool that you learned to play the piano!
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+6 6. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 5 years ago

yep I played piano and bass in orchestra. Now I play guitar, sing and program music that my friends sample to make into dubstep. Its amazing what they can do with it! :)
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+4 7. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

That's awesome #6, especially your friends making it into dub step. Keep at it :) <3
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+6 8. samxgx commented 5 years ago

#1 when saying things like that... comes to mind: why would you know?

#6 & #7: as beardyman would say: Dub step is just a bunch of Wob Wobs and Wow Wow's:
https://youtu.be/qciVXUHTN10?t=1869
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+6 9. Natan_el_Tigre commented 5 years ago

#7 Indeed, they make derptastic stuff! Here are a few samples:

https://youtu.be/Idb9Askzncw
https://youtu.be/JEcj2xi9Ctc
https://youtu.be/UDoXrCnhXI8 >:)
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+5 10. torbengb commented 5 years ago

"we here at Wimp" => Now we know from where you scrape your content, eh? http://www.wimp.com/

Tsk, tsk...
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+5 11. Judge-Jake commented 5 years ago

Just bringing this back to the video for a moment, I bet these women kiss really funny, your face would be soaked. Always remember when leaning the harmonica that no matter how good you get, half the time you will suck.

#1 I'm watching you, very closely Marilyn!!and not only for your poor English it's 'ARE' JJ SSASP
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+1 12. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

Haha..#9, hilarious and great videos!

Interesting point.. as always #11 ;)
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0 13. Judge-Jake commented 5 years ago

#12 yes I know, you watching her too? I am very closely.
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+7 14. badasspuppy commented 5 years ago

Portugal's got talent
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+4 15. blue_alien commented 5 years ago

Just saying, but the guy had the shortest one.

BTW: I just noticed the little popup message that tells you how many votes have been placed on a comment. It's really nice!
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+3 16. nokster commented 5 years ago

#14 1984 Edition!! (O Canal 1 na altura bombava eheheh)
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+1 17. Voutelamberopipi commented 5 years ago

#16 ...e o Carlos Cruz andava a soprar noutras gaitas.
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0 18. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

Not watching her #13....watching you watching her >:) ;)