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From the web: The Piano Guys melt hearts with their new Disney/Vivaldi mash-up

2014-02-19T15:15:00Z 2014-04-14T09:37:45Z From the web: The Piano Guys melt hearts with their new Disney/Vivaldi mash-upKari Kenner - Daily Herald Daily Herald
February 19, 2014 3:15 pm  • 

No one can tickle the ivories quite like The Piano Guys' Jon Schmidt, and with Steven Sharp Nelson bringing in the sultry sounds of his cello, it makes for one spectacular combination that can melt even the coldest of hearts.

With that in mind, it's no wonder the internationally acclaimed foursome that makes up The Piano Guys decided to tackle Disney's "Frozen" in their latest song mash-up and music video release.

Consisting of Schmidt, Nelson, Al van der Beek and Paul Anderson, The Piano Guys are an American musical group that rose to viral fame through their stunning piano and cello remakes of both popular and classic songs. Their repertoire includes takes on Phillip Phillips, Taylor Swift and One Direction, while still giving a nod to Pachebel, Vivaldi and Rachmaninoff -- often at the same time.

The Piano Guys' "Frozen" take is no different, juxtaposing the film's hit Grammy-nominated song "Let It Go" with Vivaldi's classic "Winter."

"It was a challenge because we really wanted to ... incorporate a lot more classical elements with Vivaldi's 'Winter,'" said van der Beek, the group's producer and songwriter, in a behind-the-scenes clip. "Again, it's so cool to have the classical-influenced background of Steven. He showed me Vivaldi's 'Winter' which I've heard before but, you know, I heard it with different ears this time."

"Let It Go" has truly become the song of the season, and an anthem that has led to the creation of hundreds of YouTube covers. Melting the song into Vivaldi's "Winter" gives it a new life, however, and a near-tangible energy made even more intriguing by The Piano Guys' choice of backdrop: The Midway Ice Castles.

You can check out the group's enchanting new release in the video above, or, to get a deeper glimpse into the filming process, check out The Piano Guys' behind-the-scenes video here.

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