22 October 2010
This will only take a minute...
One of the bookmarks that's been sitting in my "things to blog" folder is a video of David Garrett entering the Guiness Book of World Records by playing "Flight of the Bumblebee" in 1 minute, 5.26 seconds. That's the video at the top.
Later Ben Lee beat David Garrett's record, with a time of 64.21 seconds.
Today I read at Arbroath that that record has now fallen. Oliver Lewis, playing before a BBC audience (and a Guiness rep) finished in 1 minute, 3.356 seconds (second video above).
If you have a reasonable skill timing your clicking on the "play" and "pause" buttons, you can get these guys to play the piece simultaneously.