Classical music has the power to tug at the heartstrings, to evoke emotions from deep within us despite the absence of words.
This kind of music will you feel a myriad of things from joy to anguish to sorrow. A certain melody or part of the song is enough to give us tears or chills. Whether on piano or violin (or in this video’s case, a cello), it is certain to entertain.
In this performance, a Bulgarian musician makes a gripping and somber cello cover of The Godfather theme, a song from the movie of the same name.
The Godfather is an American crime film released in 1972, directed by Francis Ford Coppola who co-wrote the screenplay with Mario Puzo.
It is based on Puzo’s best-selling 1969 novel of the same name. The Godfather is hailed as one of the greatest and most influential films ever made, particularly in the gangster genre.
In a video uploaded on her official YouTube account, we are welcomed with a low baritone sound of a cello laced with the melancholy of a piano.
As the clip begins, a woman paces back and forth in front of a floor-to-ceiling window, gazing at a vast view of the seas and an ancient-looking city. That woman is Vesislava Todorova, a cellist hailing all the way from Bulgaria.
For those who are unfamiliar with the cello, it is like the big sister of violin and younger sibling of a double bass.
The deep register of her cello is enough to make anyone feel grief, it makes the song more somber than the original version.
The way Vesislava closes her eyes while performing and the way she feels her music is truly a sight to behold!
Her passion for her craft really shows as she caresses her cello and plays so many beautiful notes
The part when only her silhouette shows with a picturesque view behind her made this piece all the more mysterious and chilling.
The stark contrast in the gloomy ambiance and vivid hues of the place outside makes it more dramatic.
The Bulgarian cellist made us an offer we couldn’t refuse—namely a beautiful masterpiece we want to hear again and again!
The way Vesislava plays is like she’s dancing with her cello, charming anyone who listens.
She sways to the groove of the song, with so many emotions oozing from her performance. As this video shows, no matter what language differences might appear between people, music helps us all understand each other!
In the second half of the video, the piano takes the lead in the composition.
The way she modulates her cello is amazing—we wouldn’t be surprised if her fans were left astounded by this masterpiece!
As this video shows, Vesislava is clearly a master of her craft!
Throughout the video, her wonderful melodies float in the air—and it’s enough to move almost anybody to tears. Even if you’re not used to hearing cello music all that often, this performance is clearly a high watermark. If you haven’t spent much time listening to classical music, here’s hoping that this video can be the first one to ignite a new passion for you!
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