Classical quartet Salut Salon has become the latest YouTube sensation with their spectacular arrangement of Vivaldi’s ‘Summer’, Mozart Piano Sonata in C, K. 545 and Kurt Weill’s cabaret classic. After posting their unique take on the Baroque masterpiece earlier this year, the video has amassed almost 1.5 million views – with a million of them in the past week alone.
Despite starting relatively traditionally with a solo rendition of Vivaldi’s virtuosic music on the cello, the performance soon turns into something of a diva-off between the four musicians, each attempting to enjoy their moment in the limelight in a more unusual way, including playing the cello the wrong way up, and playing the piano while lying on the stool and plucking the cello strings at the same time.
Posting on Facebook, the group expressed their thanks to the international community, and said they welcomed letters from around the world following the release of their video. Following their international success, the group, who formed in 2009, are now preparing to tour Korea in May.