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Janine Jansen – Violin Concerto in A Minor (with LEDs and lasers)

With LEDs, lasers, a “light bow” and special lighting surrounding her, violonist Janine Jansen plays Violin Concerto in A Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. Video by London’s ...

Le Carnaval des Animaux

A few years ago, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France joined up with an entire book of animated creatures to perform the classic Le Carnaval des Animaux (The Carnival of the Animals) b...

Beethoven’s Ode to Joy (a sort of flashmob)

In this 2012 viral commericial out of Sabadell, Spain, a street musician plays Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. And then something starts to happen…  Thanks, @kvetchup.

Oskar Fischinger’s Optical Poem

Optical Poem, an abstract piece of stop-motion history, was made in 1938 by German-born Oskar Fischinger, an avant-garde animator, filmmaker and painter. The familiar music is Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No...

BBC Proms 2012: Handel

What’s better than watching an orchestra and its conductor — and all of those instruments! — up close? From the BBC Proms 2012:   Hervé Niquet leads Le Concert Spirituel in the Prélude from Hande...

Everynone: Ball

With images from Google Search and music by J.S. Bach (“Nun Freut Euch”), Everynone and director Daniel Mercadante re-introduce the Ball. via Booooooom.

cdza’s Human Jukebox: A busking experiment for Wingspan Arts

Charles Yang on Violin, Michael Thurber on Bass, and Eddie Barbash on Alto Saxophone… together they are The Human Jukebox, a super-viral musical video experiment by cdza. In this experiment, they use donations ...

Flash mob in the Copenhagen Metro

In April 2012 Copenhagen Phil (Sjællands Symfoniorkester) surprised the passengers in the Copenhagen Metro by playing Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt. The flash mob was created in collaboration with Radio Kla...

Phases of the Moon, animated with Virtual Moon Atlas

Phases of the Moon, a beautiful video animation created using Virtual Moon Atlas and accompanied by Beethoven’s Sonata No. 14, (Opus 27, No. 2). Related watching to better understand th...

Bulles de savon géantes

Sylvain lives in Paris and makes bulles de savon géantes! Giant soap bubbles! What I love about this video is that it appears to be in slow motion even though it’s not. Watch bubbles at this large scale; they un...

The praxinoscope

This is a praxinoscope. It was invented in France in 1877 by Charles-Émile Reynaud. Like the zoetrope, it used a strip of pictures placed around the inner surface of a spinning cylinder. The praxinoscope improved...

Piano visualzations: Johann Sebastian: Bach, Minuet in G

Johann Sebastian Bach, Minuet in G, with two kinds of scrolling scores, visualized by Stephen Malinowski. Both kiddos really like listening and watching these. There are a few more here, here and here. 

A giant forest xylophone plays Bach in this Japanese commercial

It’s a forest xylophone! This is a Japanese commercial that the kid asked to watch three times in a row. Then we went to the opposite end of the spectrum and found a more digital visual of...

Glenn Gould plays Bach

Glenn Gould plays Bach, a clip from The Art of Piano: Great Pianists of the 20th Century, which is online (for now) in what appears to be its entirety. It has some great details in it: There’s a top hat at 4m40...