One Direction And Justin Bieber Songs Given Classical Makeover By Children - Video

30 October 2012, 10:52

Katy Perry, PSY and Carly Rae Jepsen songs are also given a classical makeover.

Children have helped give songs by the likes of One Direction, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber a classical makeover in a bid to help kids develop an interest in classical music.

The experiment by CDZA is intended to showcase the fundamentals of music can be applied to modern pop lyrics.

The video, which you can watch below, sees two children and a small orchestra re-imagining songs including 'Bad Romance' by Lady Gaga and Katy's 'Wide Awake' with classic compositions from Mozart, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.

In the YouTube description, CDZA said that "although many pop lyrics are dismissed as being overly simple, they show how one can convey emotions and ideas in the fewest words possible.

"Lyric writing is often quite difficult, and their brevity can help students better understand the writing process and how to pare down and edit words to crystallize an idea."

Watch CDZA's guide on hot to get kids into classical music below:

The songs used in the clips are:

Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik meets LMFAO's 'Party Rock'
Offenbach's "Can Can" meets Gaga's 'Bad Romance'
Beethoven's Fur Elise meets Adel's 'Rolling in the Deep'
Grieg's Peer Gynt Overture meets Carly Rae Jepson's 'Call Me Maybe'
Beethoven's Fifth Symphony meets Katy Perry's 'Wide Awake'
Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy meets One Direction's 'What Makes You Beautiful'
Haydn's Surprise Symphony meets Justin Bieber's 'Baby'
John William's Jurassic Park Theme meets PSY's 'Gangnam Style'

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