A five-minute a cappella history of classical music—on YouTube

Posted on: August 18, 2016

“YouTuber Jon Cozart, who is behind the channel Paint, created an a cappella video following the (loose) trajectory of classical music, from Hildegard von Bingen to John Williams,” reads an unsigned Tuesday (8/16) article at New York classical radio station WQXR. “He takes a few liberties with the timeline (curiously Beethoven comes before Mozart and Debussy follows George Gershwin), but what are a few historical details when the resulting arrangement mashes up Williams’s Jurassic Park theme and Debussy’s Clair de Lune so nicely?” The video, posted on August 15, received 450,000 views in three days. To watch the video click here.

Posted August 18, 2016