June 17, 2015

Salut Salon's Four Seasons mash-up goes viral: 18.5 million hits and counting

The German foursome show their feisty side when their Vivaldi encore turns into a rivalry-fuelled show-down.

A bit of healthy competition on-stage has attracted 18.5 million hits on YouTube, with the ladies of Hamburg-based quartet Salut Salon engaged in a battle of musical oneupmanship.

In this must-see video, the all-too-familiar strains of 'Summer' from Vivaldi's Four Seasons ignite a cat-fight and a musical free-for-all from Mission Impossible to Mozart.

Violinists Angelika Bachmann and Iris Siegfried, pianist Anne-Monika von Twardowski and cellist Sonja Lena Schmid show themselves born entertainers and comédiennes in this high-energy performance.

They managed to keep the peace on their new live album, which roams from Schumann’s Piano Quartet and Piazzolla tangos to charming arrangements of Saint-Saëns’s Danse macabre and Carnival of the Animals; not to mention the theme from Hitchcock’s Psycho.