The Piano Guys Perform an Instrument-Swapping Mashup of Beethoven and The Dave Matthews Band

The Piano Guys (previously) recently performed an instrument-swapping mashup of “Ants Marching” by Dave Matthews Band and Beethoven‘s classic “Ode to Joy” on two cellos and a piano in one impressive take. The song started as an interpretation of the Dave Matthews song, but the classical piece eventually crept its way into the cover.

Ode to Joy crept its way in because, well, throwing classical licks into pop tune arrangements is one of the things we love to do, but we also loved that, though the two melodies melded well, the lyrics or “messages” of the two tunes starkly contrasted each other. Poetic irony, right?