The single was accompanied by a promotional video; considered ground-breaking. Music scholar Peter Buckley wrote, "it is widely recognized as being the first promotional video." This piece helped establish the visual language of the modern music video. Although critical reaction was initially mixed, particularly in the United States, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is often considered to be Queen's magnum opus and is widely regarded as one of the greatest songs of all time.
Maksim Mrvica ends the third part of this post because he made a great performance of the song. That I like how pop songs been performed in a classic way you already know from the older post about David Garrett. David moves his fingers fast on his violin and Maksim is just as fast on the piano.
Mrvica took up piano lessons from the age of nine from Marija Sekso and gave his first public performance in the same year. Just three years later he gave his first concert performance of Haydn’s Piano Concerto in C major. When war broke out in 1991, both Mrvica and his professor were determined that this would not disrupt his music studies. In spite of the war and surrounding turbulence, Mrvica entered in, and won, his first major competition in Zagreb in 1993.
Mrvica went on to study at the Music Academy in Zagreb where he spent five years under Professor Vladimir Krpan, who himself was a pupil of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. He then spent a year at the Franz Liszt Conservatoire in Budapest and during this year he won first prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition. In 2000, he moved to Paris to study with Igor Lazko and gained first prize in the Pontoise Piano Competition in 2001.
When he returned to Croatia he found himself to be the focus of intense media interest and he made frequent television appearances as well as giving a great number of interviews. He soon found himself recording his first CD, Gestures, an album of contemporary Croatian piano pieces. Gestures became one of the fastest-selling classical recordings to be released in Croatia, and Mrvica was even invited to officiate the Porin award ceremony, an honour not usually granted to a classical artist.
It been a rainy koninginnedag this year but princess Máxima seems to had fun.
For the non Dutch: Princess Máxima is the wife of prince Willem-Alexander, son of queen Beatrix and our future King