I enjoy listening to the Coldplay version of Viva La Vida. The haunting quality of the singer’s voice and the sound of the instruments playing in the background always makes for pleasant listening material.
I was surprised yesterday when my daughter told us during dinnertime that she had started to learn how to play this song in her Strings class. “Play this song on the violin?” I thought. She saw my look of puzzlement and said, “Where is the iPad mommy? I will show you.” (We often refer to the iPad during our dinner discussions to confirm statements in debates, or even share a video clip.)
Her search ended, my daughter set up the iPad for all of us to view David Garrett’s version of the song. The violin is the centre of the song and I immediately enjoyed this version.
My daughter cannot play the piece like this yet – but I will enjoy listening to her and her classmates at the school concert in June after they have practised for many hours.
Which version of Viva la Vida do you enjoy listening to?
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© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014