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    Bernstein

    Hi everyone,

    I just wanted to share with you some rare clips I found on YT. They show Bernstein's absolutely exquisite explanations of some of the works of classical music.

    Beethoven's 5th symphony:
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    Mozart's 40th symphony:
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    The art of conducting:
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    Hope you'll enjoy these as much as I did.
    Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
    -- Victor Hugo


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    I am extremely fond of Bernstein on so many levels and yes, his interpretation of Beethoven ... I can't help thinking that Ludwig would be very pleased.
    Lenny was a superb conductor, especially with what he did for younger orchestras. His "Young Peoples Concerts" TV series still holds up very well today AFAIC, I will use them in classes from time to time.
    Then there's his own compositions so many of which just have the most unrestrained joviality and zest. I actually managed to get one of my school ensembles to play the West Side Story Mambo last year, which they took to with almost as much enthusiasm as me!
    My favourite performance of the Mambo is still this one - utterly electrifying:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWs9G-c_pcs
    Music is made to transform the states of the soul, for an hour or an instant (J. Alain)

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    Smile Thank you very much for your videos

    We can see that Bernstein knows what's talking about when describing Mozart's 40th! He's great! He was a wonderful musician...

    Martin

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    Here's more:

    Who is Gustav Mahler?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJeRlfibzcs

    What is Orchestration? (part one)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UKcSH4IiSk

    A Tribute to Sibelius (part one)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFZFxITALoc

    What is a Sonata Form? (part one)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7iHwqAj3Ws

    The Unanswered Question (part one)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3HLqCHO08s
    Last edited by Mat; Apr-09-2012 at 14:51. Reason: added more vids
    Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
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    Watching those videos makes me feel like I'm on another planet. I can't imagine turning the TV on and seeing there a guy explain classical music to an audience (and successfully, in fact). What a sad status quo.

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    Great stuff Mat I missed this first time round
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    Nice thread Mat. Throughly enjoyed the posts

    teddy
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    Yup, it's great this stuff is put online so everyone can watch it. Feel free to add more.
    Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
    -- Victor Hugo


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