Video: Dog crashes orchestra performance in “the cutest moment in classical music”
ABC Action News – Jun 30, 2017 – 0:53
h/t BeckoningChasm on A♠
The renowned Vienna Chamber Orchestra was performing in Turkey last week, but it was a dog who stole the show.
I liked the way the pup settled down next to First Violin. Dog knows his orchestras!
Aleksey Igudesman – Dec 22, 2008 – 7:55
h/t Bluebird of Bitterness
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Koehne: Forty Reasons To Be Cheerful (Festive Fanfare)
Jul 31, 2018 – 6:42
h/t Hadrian the Seventh
Koehne: Forty Reasons To Be Cheerful (Festive Fanfare) · Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra · Richard Mills
Koehne: Time Is A River
Brown Line on A♠
Speaking of music … For some real music, try this:
The band is the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, which is a period-instruments orchestra conducted by John Eliot Gardner. I heard them in Chicago in early March, at what was one of the last live concerts before the country was shut down. They were magnificent.
In case you were wondering, the instruments are all of the sort that were played in Beethoven’s day: the strings are strung with gut (or nylon, actually) rather than steel; the brass are valveless; the winds are open-holed rather than keyed. It makes for a rougher sound that, I think, gives the music character. I hope you enjoy it.
Beethoven Symphony No 5 C minor
John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique
vse vsad – Apr 5, 2017 – 33:03
The terrible, grainy lo-res video and buzz in the audio were distracting at first, but once they got going, I forgot all about that.
rickwebbmusic – May 16, 2011 – 6:26
h/t Hadrian on A♠: Jack Benny and Isaac Stern try to play the first movement of the Bach Concerto in D minor for Two Violins and have to call in Eugene Ormandy to sort it out.