Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Five Amazing Classically Talented Pets
Following up on our post about pairing classical music and pets, here are a few of our favorite classically talented pets for your amusement.
5. Nora The Piano Cat
We’ve written in the past about Nora, the piano-playing feline phenom who became a youtube celebrity for her cat-certos (she even now has her own website, calendar and even Twitter account), but the video that started it all is worth another watch:
So after Nora became famous, her video (of course) spawned many remixes. Our favorite is this one with full orchestra by composer/conductorÂ Mindaugas Piecaitis:
4. Tucker The Piano-playing Schnoodle
But there is also real talent among the canines. Here’s Tucker, the seriously capable piano playing Schnoodle.
3. The Amazing Megan
And then there’s “The Amazing Meganâ€ (although we’re not convinced sheâ€™s as ‘amazing’ as Tucker):
2. Spunky The Piano Hamster
Spunky plays his greatest hits (which sound surprisingly Webern-esque):
1. Menino The Opera-singing Parrot
And finally, we were having a hard time deciding which species is the most musically talented, but thisÂ parrot is one of our favorites (and the only pet with some legitimate classical chops).
Listen to Menino “sing” the Queen of the Night’s aria fromÂ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
Bonus: Keyboard Cat Plays Beethoven
Of course we’d be remiss if we didn’t include a keyboard cat remix in this post, so here you go:
Do you have a musically talented pet? Leave a comment and let us know!