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.
Анастасия Тюрина — «Каприс №24». Праздничный концерт к Дню работника органов безопасности РФ. Фрагмент выпуска от 21.12.2019 в сопровождении Национального молодежного симфонического оркестра в Большом Кремлёвском Дворце.
Anastasia Tyurina – “Caprice No. 24”. Gala concert for the Day of the employee of the security agencies of the Russian Federation. A fragment of the release of 12/21/2019, accompanied by the National Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Grand Kremlin Palace. 2:02
Van Veldhoven Netherlands Bach Society h/t logprof on A♠
Jan 22, 2019 – 1:48:42
Sublime, extreme and all-embracing… only superlatives will do to describe Bach’s Mass in B minor, the ‘Hohe Messe’, performed by the Netherlands Bach Society for All of Bach. In between an awe-inspiring Kyrie and the jubilant final Dona nobis pacem, there are nine completely unique arias and duets, fourteen impressive ensemble sections for four, five, six and even eight voices, a broad spectrum of instrumental solos, and an incredible variety of styles.