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Welcome to another distinguished and
i n t e r e s t i n g
episode of TwoSet Violin.
Today, we will be combining two of the most
historical and sophisticated
art forms.
Classical music,
with visual arts.
So basically, we've
- gathered a series of famous artworks. - Yeah.
And for each one, we are going to pair it up
with a choice of classical music
that we think pairs very well with this artwork.
For those of you...
...high IQ,
- Intellectual people. - ...artistic, cultured intellectuals,
you'll be able to enjoy both these masterpieces of art,
while listening to a masterpiece of art.
Dude, it's like masterpiece plus masterpiece.
This is our...
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The first artwork we have is...
the famous...
"Lisa Mona."
"Va Dinci."
I can imagine people that don't understand it,
they take it seriously.
"TwoSet..." - "Lisa Mona and Va Dinci!"
"Oh my god, you got it wrong!"
Apparently, the actual piece of art is very small.
- In the museum. - We've seen it!
- Nah, I haven't seen it. - Oh, I've seen it.
Oh wait, does it follow you?
- Apparently, the eyes follow you. - Yeah, they follow you, but it's...
It's kinda underwhelming.
No, no, not the artwork.
Like, I thought it was gonna be a really big artwork.
- Oh, yeah yeah yeah. - And I remember it's like,
everyone's like, "It's just around the corner!"
And you see people huddling.
And I'm like, "Oh my god!"
Turn around, it's like, "Where is it?"
- It's just this tiny... - And I can imagine the amount of tourists,
- like the sea of tourists. - Oh, it was packed, it was packed.
And I was like, "What is everyone...?"
"Oh my god, it's tiny!"
Wait, okay. Actually, first, I want some historical context.
Dude, that's 500, that's...
- That's over 500 years ago. - Holy moly.
Is Da Vinci... Yeah, he's Italian.
Alright. I got one.
Nah nah nah nah nah, that doesn't work.
Are you getting any ideas?
- Nah, this sounds like... - This is like, it sounds like you're in feudal age.
It's got more of that...
- Female... - Yeah.
The Mona Lisa. Her face kind of suits it.
Like... Here, listen to it.
When I play it, she smiles.
Dude, that's creepy as ****!
Apparently, people were so obsessed with this painting.
Men were like, in love with her.
Yeah, I guess that was a look back in the days.
Imagine a monobrow!
- I don't know, it feels... This feels alright for me. - It feels nice.
- It's kinda elegant as well. - Yeah.
- Cool. Next. - Nice, next one.
By van...
Van Gogh.
- Okay, now... - I like this one.
Now, okay, here we go.
In my mind, I'm already thinking either...
Impressionistic, 'cause he's French.
Actually, I wouldn't say Impressionistic.
'Cause Impressionism is not so surreal, like, um...
Sorry if I'm not using official art...
Dude, I just, I like the artwork.
- Yeah, it's really nice. - The more I look at it, the more I like it.
It's just all those lines. Whatever, dude I think,
- whatever the technique is. - How much do you think it is worth?
200 million.
Dude, that's ten Strads.
For a painting.
- You can't even play on the paint. I guess you can... - You can't even play!
- You get to look at it. - I guess you can look at it.
Every day you walk into your room, it's like...
♪ Starry, starry night ♪
What is... How do you protect it?
- What if a fire goes off? - Yeah, that's what I thought.
Like an earthquake happens.
It's like, or someone just rips it.
Alright, I reckon...
Alright, let's see. Van Gogh...
I like the Debussy Violin Sonata.
Debussy Violin Sonata.
- Felt a bit slow. - It's... Yeah.
It needs to be something like, more shimmery.
I'm actually more impressed that the violin and the
- woodwinds are so in tune. - Yeah yeah yeah...!
It's so in tune.
I liked it, though.
It worked. I think it's better than the Debussy.
- Let me see. - But something still feels missing.
- We're missing something, right? - Um...
- Ooh. - Oh!
This might be it!
- Yeahh! That suits really well. - I think so. I think we found the one.
- So what was that? - I think this is...
Yeah. That one's good.
- Alright, next one. - Yeah, that's the one. Next one.
- This took way too long. - Yeah.
- We saw this, in Norway! - Yeah!
- We ran, like... - In the museum.
The museum was about to close in like,
- 15 minutes or something. - Yeah.
And we're like, "Can we just go see it?"
- They're like, "Okay, just straight to the left." - Yeah.
And the dude in Norway gave us a discount.
- Yeah. - That was nice.
I just hear the...
Oh, the...
- That film music, the Psycho right? - Yeah.
(both) Yeah.
- Yeah. - AHHHHH!!
- Nah, that's it. - That's it, right?
(both) I think so.
- I think so. - Yeah.
- I'm feeling Bach. - Okay.
Just because Bach was very religious.
- Oh, yeah. Yeah. - Yeah.
Dude, yeah.
Oh, that's epic.
Oh, that's... Yeah. It's just...
The lights in the back.
There's discussion going on, the Last Supper.
- Oh, I'm getting goosebumps looking at that. - Yeah, that's good.
(both) Yeah...
Guys, if you haven't checked out Bach "Bass" in B Minor,
- just look at this painting. - Dude...
- And listen to it. - This will change.
All right. Next.
Girl with the Flaxen Hair.
- I thought that. - Yeah!
But I actually don't think it would work.
- No, 'cause the background is black. - Yeah.
That's why it won't work.
Girl with the Flaxen Hair is too...
- Outdoor, dreamy. - Yeah.
- And the flowers, and the... - Yeah.
Like a painting with grass and blue sky.
Girl with a Pearl Earring. What's the context of this?
This is so educational.
It's the Dutch Mona Lisa.
There needs to be some darkness to it.
This is hard.
- This one's hard! - This is really hard.
- 'Cause she's got this, this... - Dammit.
This girl has two sides of the coin.
Why is this girl so complicated?!
Debussy Reverie.
Let's try this.
- I like this one. Yeah. It's a lot better. - Oh, you reckon?
- That's my favorite one so far. - Because the music kinda...
Pulls you in, it's like...
- Yeah, it's just like she's pulling you in. - Yeah, she's like,
"Come here."
"Do you want to know who I am?"
"Are you sure you want to know who I am?"
- Oooh, I like that! I like that! - Yeah, it's like thinking...
- I think this is it. - Yeah, this is it.
- Yeah! - Mmmm...
Dude, Debussy is so good!
Ohh, Debussy!
I want Debussy!!
Dude, I like this painting.
- Yeah. - I want it. How much do you think it is?
I reckon 19 million.
I reckon 75 million.
Oh, 10 million.
Okay, we were overshoot.
- But that's still a lot of money. - Dude, that Van Gogh is really...
...high then.
Dude, 10 million is still ridiculous!
That's a freaking Strad.
This one's not a painting. It's a sculpture!
Why that...?
Dude, he's just thinking.
That is not think—
- Is that what thinking is like for you bro?? - Yeah, dun dun...
What does thinking sound like for me?
So what music is now?
Just silence.
John Cage.
John Cage, 4'33".
We need something.
A fugue!
Yeah! A fugue, a fugue.
- The most cerebral type of thing you can... - Yeah, yeah.
- Yeah, of course. - Yeah, I think a fugue.
- There's multiple things. - Yeah.
Let's try...
It sounds like an anime, Conan is like....
Eddy: Yeah...!
Yeah, that one.
That hits.
- This needs to look like... - It's just spazz.
What's that modern music that's just...
I don't know what that is.
- Do you guys know what that was? - I mean, every single—
I don't know.
Wait, how much do you think this is worth?
- What is this picture called? - Let's go "No. 5 worth."
140 million!!
And this was in 2006!
American. What's an American composer?
This is hard, this one's hard.
This one just sounds like...
- Is there any piece of music where it's just...? - So...
- Every instrument just starts playing randomly. - Frantic. George Crumb.
You know what it is?
It needs, um...
...wind instruments as well.
I think it needs all timbres.
- Dude, I'm out of ideas. - Yeah, I'm trying to think.
This has to be it.
Come on Bartók, pull through.
I think this is my closest so far.
I mean...
- I think it's... Yeah. - It's just like, the kind of...
- Infinite strands, like which line are you following? - There's swirling.
Yeah. It just needs a bit more intensity somewhere.
Do let us know in the comments.
What you think.
Moving on.
This is the Venus, right?
She's Venus, right?
Mars, Holst?
Venus, from Holst.
I feel like it works, but not in the original intention.
It's like a re-interpretation of the...
Yeah, the violin solo seemed to me like
- Brett: that woman in the middle. - Eddy: Yeah.
Brett: It's so different.
Eddy: I kinda like it.
- I feel like there's all those people there as well. - Yeahh...
- The multiple lines, they're like... - Yeah yeah yeah...
♪ I'm here ♪
- I like it. I like it. - Yeah. Done.
Nice one!
- But like, messed up time. - Tick.
This has got to be post 20th century.
(both) I like it!
I actually like it.
- The harmonies are like... - The times are like...
I almost wiggle. That's why the clock is like,
This is actually called Quartet for the End of Time.
That was quick. Next!
Why do I think...
Carmina Burana!
You thought that as well?
- It's a bit intense though. - It's a bit too intense, actually.
With the little angels.
But it's pretty epic. It's like, freaking God.
It's probably the closest.
I can't think of anything else for now.
- Carmina Burana. - Won't play too much of it.
Just 'cause... copyright.
- Copystrike. - Yeah.
Oh, this one's easy.
- Debussy, La Mer! - Mhmm.
Let me find the exact spot.
Yeah, okay.
Yeah, nah, that is... Yeah, the w—
And it's just waves.
- Brett: That's so good. - Eddy: Yeahh.
- It's so the waves! - It is!
It's like you're getting seasick, it's like,
- "Whoa, whoa!" - Yeah!
Dude, Debussy figured it out.
Fun fact, they actually used that on the, um...
artwork for the first score.
- Ohh! - For Debu...
- Debussy, La Mer. - There you go!
Ooh, last one! Ooh!
What's this one?
- Ohh! - This is a super famous painting. Um...
Bro, it looks so trippy!
Guess how much it's worth.
200 million.
Do you think this will work?
- Almost. - I feel like the picture's too colorful for it.
I somehow, I felt Vocalise because...
Vocalise is melancholic.
But it somehow doesn't look like she's enjoying it.
Yeah, I mean, his neck is extraordinarily long.
What is the...
...synopsis behind this? The kiss?
Romantic intimacy.
Brahms? Schumann?
What do you guys think?
- Nah, I think that's the closest I could think of. - Yeah, think so.
All right, we'll go with that one.
But I think there's definitely room for exploring for that one.
Let us know what you guys think, and if you enjoyed this
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