Exposed! Tell Us Who’s The Genius?

Talent borrows. Genius steals!

Oscar Wilde

Beethoven vs Pachelbel

Beethoven – Sonata para piano nº 15 Op. 28. IV-Rondo
Pachelbel – Canon in D major

HELLOVENUS vs Pachelbel

Shostakovich vs Arthur Warrell

Shostakovich – Prelude No. 15 in D Flat. Op. 87
Arthur Warrell – We Wish You A Merry Christmas

The original composer of ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ remains a mystery to date but it is widely believed to be composed during the sixteenth-century. In 1935, Bristol-based composer, Arthur Warrell, arranged the tune for his group ‘Bristol University Madrigal Singers’ and performed it at a concert on the 6th of December. It was titled, ‘A Merry Christmas: West Country Traditional Song.’ when it was published. Ever since, it became a popular Christmas carol. Shostakovich composed his collection of Preludes and Fugues Op. 87, between October 10th 1950 and February 25th 1951.

Schumann vs Chopin

Schumann – Waldszenen: “Jäger auf der Lauer” 
Chopin – Nocturne in F Minor Op. 55, No. 1

Chopin composed Nocturne in F Minor Op. 55, No. 1 in 1842 whereas Schumann composed it in 1849 and published it in 1850. Chopin was a great admirer of John Field. His nocturnes were inspired by Field’s song-like melody structure in the right hand and the extensive use of pedals. Classical composers like Mozart, Italian and French opera arias were his inspirations too. He in turn inspired many others like Brahms, Wagner, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Liszt.

BTS vs Linkin Park

Listen to the introduction of the songs.

10 K-pop songs that ripped off Classical

Queen vs Aaron Copland

Listen to Queen’s chorus at 1.23 minutes onwards.
Listen to Arron Copland’s video at 2.01 minutes onwards.

Eric Carmen vs Rachmaninoff

Eric Carmen’s ‘All by Myself” was based on the second movement (Adagio sostenuto) of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s circa 1900 – 1901 Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18.

Ariana Grande vs *NSYNC

Which version do you prefer?

Aerosmith vs Queen

Listen to the introduction of these two songs. (‘Dude looks like a lady’ vs ‘Its a kind of magic’)

TLC vs Lady Gaga

Can you spot the likeness?

Lady Gaga vs Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach vs One Republic

It is no secret that everyone loves Bach!

Beethoven vs Nas

Beethoven wrote it in 1810, but was never discovered and published until 1867, 40 years after his death on 26 March 1827.

Schumann vs GFRIEND

So many geniuses!