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Video: A piano concerto -- with a cat on piano

Posted at 6:00 AM on August 7, 2014 by Scott Blankenship
Filed under: Fun finds

Watch Nora the Cat in her soloist role in this piano concerto (YouTube).

Given the popularity of cat videos on the Internet, I suppose it was inevitable a cat would perform a piano concerto. Lithuanian conductor, composer and artist Mindaugas Piecaitis composed and directed the "Catcerto" — as it's called — for Nora The Piano Cat and orchestra, where Nora, the soloist, was brought in via video.

On the Music Through the Night Facebook page, we like to share fun finds with the audience, and this video really caught fire. Among my favorite comments from listeners:

Brian T Georgopoolos: "Sounds like something the Floyd woulda recorded in the early days"

Joris van der Kamp: "It must be my heatstroke, but this actually made me cry."

Joann Roszman: "I wish mine were that talented. They just eat and sleep."

Join us on the Music Through the Night Facebook page each night for more fun finds and other witty discoveries.