Renown Instrumentalists Blow Fans Away With Queen Classic
Kristin Danley 12/11/2018
Fans of the rock band Queen and their crazy fun hit song "Bohemian Rhapsody" flocked to theaters to watch the movie featuring the same name when it was released. The big screen hit followed Freddie Mercury and Queen's rise to success and the roller-coaster ride they found themselves on throughout their lengthy career.
Renown musical group Brooklyn Duo decided to put their own spin on this very same hit song using an incredibly impressive compilation of classical instruments. They invited the Dover Quartet to join them for this special recording.
"Bohemian Rhapsody" is a six-minute-long song with an introduction, a ballad segment, an opera section and a head-banging part. It was released in the 1970s and quickly shot to the top of the charts overseas and elsewhere.
Brooklyn Duo does its best to capture each of these different pieces of the song in their cover. Considered to be one of the most successful classical crossover ensembles, Brooklyn Duo has millions of fans who quickly fell in love with their rendition.
Marnie and Patrick Laird comprise Brooklyn Duo and met at a music festival; after working separately and together as professional musicians, they married in 2012 and formed the duet group in 2014. The Dover Quartet gained famed after winning the Banff Competition, followed by a slew of other contests that helped their popularity spread worldwide.
Marnie's impeccable piano playing and Patrick's cello performance, combined with the Dover Quartet's two violinists, violist and cellist create a haunting beautiful sound. Their string and piano cover is truly astounding.
It's no wonder their YouTube video has been viewed more than two million times. The violins begin with the familiar first strains of this song, along with an accent from the cello.
The piano pops in, then Patrick's cello chimes in with the melody. All together, the six instruments with their distinctive sound blend beautifully for this song.
Each musician adds his and her own special flair to their cover. Even the headbanging rock section is awesome when performed by these strings and piano!
When they shared the video on YouTube, Marnie and Patrick commented that they were so excited for this performance. Especially with their unique twist!
"We've been wanting to cover this one for ages and finally did it. WE LOVE THIS SONG! Of course nothing can ever come close to Queen's original, but it's amazing how well the song works as an instrumental."
We would have to agree! Despite how different of a song "Bohemian Rhapsody" is, this clever cover is truly one of a kind, too.