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06 November 2007

Spiffy: Classical music abounding on YouTube 

When thinking of YouTube, it never occurred to me that it'd be a nifty source of orchestral music performances. I was searching for Dvořák's Slavonic Dances in the iLike Facebook app, and lo, it returned video results! What an absolute delight!

So, here are just a few of my fave orchestral/classical music videos I've found on YouTube. Share and enjoy!

Smetana Ma Vlast Moldau Kubelik Czech 1990 (2)

Such an achingly beautiful, soaring piece. :::happy sigh:::

Pilsner Urquell - Bedřich Smetana -Má vlast Vlatava (Moldau)

OK, it's a commercial, but it's one of the most clever ones I've ever seen! Freakin' hilarious!

The Great Gate of Kiev - Modest Mussorgsky

This movement is part of Pictures at an Exhibition, and it's my fave out of the entire piece. Moves me to tears every time I hear it. Such beauty!

Smetana "Prodaná nevěsta (The bartered bride)" Overture

There's a reason why this piece has become a Czech national institution.

Sakari Oramo conducts "Finlandia"

You just can't listen to this and remain unmoved. Awesome-tastical.

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Blogger Bego said...

well no wonder blogger imploded--that's a lot of code!

thanks for sharing!

07 November, 2007 05:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neat! Thanks for sharing!

07 November, 2007 17:00  
Blogger Lisa, ofs said...

Maria: Pfftthhhbbt! :-P

Glad y'all liked the videos! :-) I'll prolly share more later -- there's an excellent one of Stravinsky's "Finale" from the Firebird Suite I've been meaning to post here (already shared that in Facebook) ...

07 November, 2007 18:07  
Blogger Steve said...

Didnt know that YouTube could actually raise its head above the muck and mire!Thanks for posting that!

07 November, 2007 22:19  

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