Classical music and pop music are arguably polar opposites.
While one is defined by its timeless appeal, the other is rooted in the present, influenced entirely by fleeting cultural trends.
As such, it would seem counterintuitive to attempt to mix the two. But in this case, it works beautifully.
Musical group ThePianoGuys recently debuted their latest project, a melodic mashup of Mozart's “Lacrimosa” and Adele's “Hello.”
The songs meld perfectly to form the appropriately-named "Chello."
Still, the masterminds behind the mashup admit combining the classical piece with the pop ballad was tricky.
On their website, they wrote,
Listen to the song above and head to ThePianoGuys for more masterful mixes.