Feb 072012

When it comes to mainstream music, classical instruments like the double bass and violin don’t often get much play. But that doesn’t mean they can’t make for one mean cover, as Philadelphia-based classical music group Time for Three has shown. This trio — comprised of Nick Kendall, Ranaan Meyer, and Zachary DePue — not only created a mind-blowing, string-filled rendition of Kanye West’s “Stronger” but, with their amazing talent, have found a way to make classical music more appealing and accessible to younger audiences. So, if you thought West’s version of “Stronger” was a good listen, just wait ’til you hear this.

What the song lacks in lyrics, it makes up for in pure musical skill. The arrangement – as well as the accompanying music video – tells a story of overcoming obstacles better than any words could. Without any electronic bells and whistles or computer-crafted tones, Time for Three’s cover floats, builds, and swells with a passion and skill that are hard to find nowadays. Watch the trio’s performance below.

Time for Three – Stronger (Kanye West cover)

Check out more from Time for Three on their website.

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