This chamber music duel is like a rap battle for the classical set

"Dueling Banjos" is for wimps. 

Mar 2, 2020, 5:33 am*


Miles Klee 

Miles Klee

Think classical concertos are fusty and irrelevant? You couldn’t be more wrong, and the ladies of Hamburg chamber music quartet Salut Salon aren’t going to stand for it. 

Below, watch the fiery foursome outperform one another in a piece that resembles a freestyle rap battle crossed with West Side Story—yet features nothing more than a piano, a cello, two violins, and three well-rosined bows. Plus a whole lot of attitude, of course.

If only all artistic beefs could be resolved so harmonically.

Photo by Matt Trudeau/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Apr 28, 2014, 12:35 pm