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(YouTube)   If you have ever wanted to hear the Darth Vader theme as Beethoven would have played it, then today is your lucky day   (youtube.com) divider line 39
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2010-10-25 11:27:03 AM
holy crap.

Improvised, even.

If they guy was more familiar with the theme, I'm sure it would have sounded closer to the original (he started to stray into less and less-Vaderish patterns as he went along, and barely pulled it back at the very end) but the man has talent.
 
2010-10-25 11:51:09 AM
radiumsoup: holy crap.

Improvised, even.

If they guy was more familiar with the theme, I'm sure it would have sounded closer to the original (he started to stray into less and less-Vaderish patterns as he went along, and barely pulled it back at the very end) but the man has talent.


This.
 
2010-10-25 12:07:06 PM
Awesome. Thanks, subby.
 
2010-10-25 12:17:19 PM
 
2010-10-25 12:33:02 PM
Well, apparently he has a few videos on the YouTubes. I am a big fan of Rachmaninoff. The "Star Spangled Banner" (new window) is awesome.
 
Bf+
2010-10-25 12:33:58 PM
Wouldn't Bach be more appropriate?
 
2010-10-25 12:48:37 PM
radiumsoup: holy crap.

Improvised, even.

If they guy was more familiar with the theme, I'm sure it would have sounded closer to the original (he started to stray into less and less-Vaderish patterns as he went along, and barely pulled it back at the very end) but the man has talent.


Couldn't say it better myself. That's awesome.
 
2010-10-25 01:14:13 PM
Now I desperately want to hear him do "Gilligan's" Island in Mozart's style.
 
2010-10-25 01:15:25 PM
Bf+: Wouldn't Bach be more appropriate?

Wagner. Much more ominous.
 
2010-10-25 01:16:37 PM
brigid_fitch: Now I desperately want to hear him do "Gilligan's" Island in Mozart's style.

Forget it--just found this: Singing in the Rain by Wagner (new window). Pure awesome sauce
 
2010-10-25 01:17:33 PM
Wonderduck: Bf+: Wouldn't Bach be more appropriate?

Wagner. Much more ominous.


No, I think you'd need a bit of cheesiness in there to really do good John Williams. Orff is the answer.
 
2010-10-25 01:19:53 PM
Beethoven used to trash pianos. There should be a guy there pulling out the broken piano strings for it to be really accurate.

nice interpretation.
 
2010-10-25 01:20:35 PM
Damn you, subby--now I'm not gonna get ANY work done! This guy's got a BUNCH of these vids. I'm absolutely cracking up to Ride of the Valkyries done as a tango (new window). OMG, this guy's brilliant!
 
2010-10-25 01:33:28 PM
The Imperial Death March
 
2010-10-25 01:50:21 PM
Call me when he does Barber's Adagio as a polka.
 
2010-10-25 02:27:42 PM
poonesfarm: He also does the Star Wars theme in the style of a baroque suite. (new window)

MonstarMike: Well, apparently he has a few videos on the YouTubes. I am a big fan of Rachmaninoff. The "Star Spangled Banner" (new window) is awesome.

brigid_fitch: brigid_fitch: Now I desperately want to hear him do "Gilligan's" Island in Mozart's style.

Forget it--just found this: Singing in the Rain by Wagner (new window). Pure awesome sauce


brigid_fitch: Damn you, subby--now I'm not gonna get ANY work done! This guy's got a BUNCH of these vids. I'm absolutely cracking up to Ride of the Valkyries done as a tango (new window). OMG, this guy's brilliant!

This is not a bookmark
 
2010-10-25 02:35:32 PM
By the way, it's called the Imperial March. I'm not aware of a "darth vader theme"
 
2010-10-25 02:41:32 PM
Tofu: By the way, it's called the Imperial March. I'm not aware of a "darth vader theme"

IIRC, there's an actual "Vader theme", it's just not the Imperial March. You get snippets of it whenever he gets screen time. I'll have to dig out my Music of Star Wars collection and see.
 
2010-10-25 02:46:50 PM
meh. Looks like "Darth Vader's Theme" is the subtitle for the Imperial march.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_march
 
2010-10-25 04:11:23 PM
Should have played it in Gustav Holst's style.

/seewhatididthere?
 
2010-10-25 04:45:06 PM
Bf+: Wouldn't Bach be more appropriate?

Ah, Bach!
 
2010-10-25 05:08:25 PM
That was very interesting. It is inspiring to see someone at that level of expertise sharing music in such a fun way.
 
2010-10-25 05:55:39 PM
radiumsoup: he started to stray into less and less-Vaderish patterns as he went along, and barely pulled it back at the very end

That's just yer basic sonata form: state the theme, run it through a series of variations, recapitulate the theme.

This guy is incredible.
 
2010-10-25 06:31:22 PM
brigid_fitch: Wonderduck: Bf+: Wouldn't Bach be more appropriate?

Wagner. Much more ominous.

No, I think you'd need a bit of cheesiness in there to really do good John Williams. Orff is the answer.


Well you could always do it in the style of Mahler-but wait, then it would sound exactly the same
 
2010-10-25 06:36:49 PM
Don't miss Pink Panther and James Bond as a double Fugue (new window) for sheer awesomess

and the Muppet Theme in the style of Bach (new window), just because
 
2010-10-25 07:31:35 PM
This guy is absolutely incredible.

Great find, smitty.
 
2010-10-25 08:02:17 PM
I'd come up with a good comment but I'm too busy crying in front of my piano. Thinking of burning it.
 
2010-10-25 08:24:59 PM
Who knew Robin (new window) was such an accomplished musician?
 
2010-10-25 08:27:33 PM
to many notes.
 
2010-10-25 08:45:40 PM
It's beautiful, and really quite remarkable, but the theme itself is meant to be an imposing, menacing piece of music. His interpretation spends a bit too much time in the major key, only brushes the minor. It really should be the reverse of that. And he really doesn't return to the original theme often enough in the piece.

Kind of reminded me of Victor Borge's insertion of "Happy Birthday" in the middle of a song, only this performer inserted the Darth Vader theme into the beginning of his.
 
2010-10-25 08:48:41 PM
you made my inner nerd happy, subby.
 
2010-10-25 09:10:42 PM
radiumsoup: holy crap.

Improvised, even.

If they guy was more familiar with the theme, I'm sure it would have sounded closer to the original (he started to stray into less and less-Vaderish patterns as he went along, and barely pulled it back at the very end) but the man has talent.


You know um, this being 'in the style of' and all and I'm not very knowledgeable about music but, you know "repeating patterns and variations thereon is the basis for all music" well not to out myself as a know it all but could that have been the whole point?
 
2010-10-25 10:10:59 PM
wow, Renaissance of the Jedi
 
2010-10-25 10:16:03 PM
Star Wars kinda sucks, and I thought I liked classical music until I saw this video.
 
2010-10-25 10:53:21 PM
Ceiling Moran: Should have played it in Gustav Holst's style.

/seewhatididthere?


Did you have to planet out ahead of time? 'Cause otherwise, suite.
 
2010-10-25 11:27:14 PM
MikeyistheDevil: Imperi

Came for this ridicule. Leaving vindicated.
 
2010-10-26 12:31:55 AM
Theaetetus: Ceiling Moran: Should have played it in Gustav Holst's style.

/seewhatididthere?

Did you have to planet out ahead of time? 'Cause otherwise, suite.


Thank you! I was afraid no one would get it, thus marring my comment.
 
2010-10-26 03:34:48 AM
Fon_Win: to many notes.

Well, there it is.
 
2010-10-26 07:02:06 PM
Also not a bookmark
 
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