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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 DBLG, who used the lighting techniques to visualize the passion and energy of Jansen’s performance.

In the archives: more violin videos, and one of our favorite music videos with “laser" action: Birds from Pleix.

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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) by Camille Saint-Saëns.

Video of the performance, in 14 movements that represent different animals — a lion, a turtle, hens and roosters, elephants, fish, kangaroos, and more — was then packaged into an iPad app. It has become one of our favorites, not only due of the mix of animation and live action, but also because of how much time we get to spend with musicians playing beautiful music with their instruments. The video above is the grand finale. Highly recommended, along with these two newer apps from the same label: Pierre et le loup and Les 4 saisons d’Antoine.

Watch more videos with orchestras and more Saint-Saëns.

Above, the Dixieland jazz classic Tiger Rag played by Boston’s one-man variety show performer and music teacher Leonard Solomon on a homemade Callioforte. You can watch him play another song or two on The Emphatic Chromatic Callioforte here: 

Also awesome (and with lots of giggle-inducing sounds), Solomon performing Johannes Brahms on his bellowphone:

In the archives: so many videos of musical instruments, including Beethoven’s Ninth on a Toolbox Glockenspiel, cdza’s Human Jukebox, How a Saxophone is Made, Tito Puente on a Vibraphone, and the Legend of Zelda on Marimba.

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