Video: Bob Dylan, When The Deal Goes Down

My favourite track from the 2006 Dylan album, Modern Times, is the song When The Deal Goes Down. The video casts a different angle on the song, and features current it-girl Scarlett Johansson in a nostalgia-drenched American dreamscape. Not too sure what the relevance to the song is, but it’s worth a look if you… Continue reading Video: Bob Dylan, When The Deal Goes Down

Video: The Beatles Perform Pyramus and Thisbe

Two of my favourite artists, The Beatles and William Shakespeare, combined in an unexpcted way. Here’s the full clip of the fab four performing the Pyramus and Thisbe play-within-a-play from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, on one of the many television shows they did in the early days of Beatlemania (I’m not sure which one). It’s… Continue reading Video: The Beatles Perform Pyramus and Thisbe

Video: Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic, Beethoven Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)

A wonderful performance of all four movements of the Pastoral Symphony. This was recently added to YouTube – I don’t know when the recording was made. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GWMApWKQIY] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMITF0DWJyE] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DmCI1EHQMg] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ir9797qNVk0]

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Video: Glenn Gould Plays Excerpts From Beethoven’s Symphony No.6

I discovered this short Japanese film about Glenn Gould on YouTube in which he discusses how he removes himself from the city in order to get away from ’emotional escalation’. At the start is a clip of him playing excerpts from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in a transcription for piano by Franz Liszt – skip… Continue reading Video: Glenn Gould Plays Excerpts From Beethoven’s Symphony No.6

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Video: Disney’s Fantasia and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

Terry Teachout’s heart-warming post about music that makes him smile (scroll down to ‘Make Me Smile’) reminded me that the Disney film Fantasia had a whole sequence devoted to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, the Pastoral Symphony. I couldn’t remember that much detail about it, so went searching, and what do you know but I found… Continue reading Video: Disney’s Fantasia and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony