One of the greatest songs of our time has to be the epic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by rock-band Queen. As one of the most complicated arrangements, perhaps ever composed, not many people attempt to take on the musical extravaganza. But this woman decided to take it on in public and passers by were amazed by her skill.
Sitting at the public piano in Montreal, Canada, Ariane Racicot began to delicately tinkle the keys, capturing the attention of passers by within seconds. I think it’s fair to say that most people would recognise the tune of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ within just a few notes.
The famous Queen song goes through three different transitions throughout the song, varying in tempo and intensity with every change. The song is not for an amateur as the complex arrangement puts the best of pianists through their paces. But it didn’t seem to be a problem for Ariane, who played without any sheet music to read from.
Playing completely from memory, she skilfully plays the entire song, garnering lots of attention from passers by and growing an appreciative audience as the song goes on. Despite the piano being slightly off key at times, Ariane pushes through and still manages to make the song sound amazing.
I couldn’t help but watch this video and sing along to the classic tune; it certainly is a crowd pleaser. Finishing to a round of applause and a request for an encore, I think it’s safe to say that Ariane impressed the people of Montreal that day and made their walk in the park that bit more entertaining.
Watch the video for yourself to witness Ariane’s impressive talent. I bet you can’t watch without singing the words along with it.
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