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A Concerto Inspired by… Nora

Add Nora to the list of musical superstars with just one name… At least, she’s an internet musical superstar. She’s the featured soloist in a performance of a work by a Lithuanian composer called ‘CATcerto…’ for obvious reasons. Mindaugas Piečaitis was inspired to orchestrate the random (but gentle) pawings of ‘Nora, the Piano Cat’ from an uploaded YouTube video, giving them harmonic context and structure. The piece has received several live performances, accompanied (on video) by a patient Nora.

A Concerto Inspired by… Nora

 

She became an internet celebrity, with her own webpage and was even named “Cat of the Year” in 2009 by the ASPCA.

Here’s a performance of the piece:

 

Written by:
Jeffrey Freymann
Jeffrey Freymann
Published on 03.27.2019