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    VR's Live Orchestral Video Links

    Some very educational viewing in these clips, especially for those who have limited exposure to the "real thing".
    Some include multiple versions for comparison.
    This seemed like the most appropriate forum for this list...
    Hope you find them useful!

    Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 "Choral", Berlin Philharmonic (superb)
    (part 1) http://youtube.com/watch?v=O2AEaQJuKDY
    (part 2) http://youtube.com/watch?v=cSEqQsAXbJw

    Beethoven, Symphony No. 7
    , Berlin Philharmonic (good)
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=s8eigkwmMEo

    Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 "Eroica", Berlin Philharmonic (excellent):
    (part 1) http://youtube.com/watch?v=FFltqVS8d9I
    (part 2) http://youtube.com/watch?v=GVQtcd0clu4


    The Rite Of Spring, LA Phil, 2003.
    Some parts come off better than others. Perhaps a bit wimpy at times and not enough rawness for my taste, but solid overall.

    (part 1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgHMpYsv0_0
    (part 2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psyPlT4aZug
    (part 3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfAcl7FIgNg
    (part 4) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svA5uIsPxJQ
    (part 5) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOMt-MiI018


    Shostakovich Symphony No 10. In my opinion the greatest piece of the entire 1900's along with the Rite Of Spring:

    Movement 2:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE20wO4wD9M

    A wonderful percussion ensemble version of movements 2 and 4, complete with MIDI marimbas (Chicago Percussion Scholarship Group):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32W2IBkVqUk

    End of Movement 1:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lYVx_HdrkA


    A top-notch performance of Tchaikovsky's 1812, Osaka Philharmonic:
    (part 1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgunF7KbgmY
    (part 2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6LY11kV444

    Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, Chicago Symphony. Opinions on it's quality differ on youtube... personally I think it's a very good performance. Not much better in life than a Tchaikovsky symphony live.

    Mov.1
    (part 1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-c1LLZaVCA
    (part 2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7fbJattv34

    Mov. 2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN7oFdFqtB4

    Mov. 3
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LErQfuDFGuI

    Mov. 4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLHj-eekdNU

    (Finale comparison) San Francisco Symphony. Interesting to compare with the one above for the very different tempos and acc/dec.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mctpTyIBt_I

    Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker

    Waltz Of The Flowers, Osaka Phil:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Au8EDsQfI

    Nutcracker Suite, Berlin Philharmonic
    (part 1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi_efzYcXGI
    (part 2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3CjBLrazE8

    Excellent performance of Prokofiev 5th Symphony, Mov. 1, State Of Mexico Symphony:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=IjoA5x1eb8Q


    Nielsen Symphony 4 "Inextinguishable". If you're unfamiliar with this piece, watch for the entertaining timpani duals, stage left and stage right (granted these only have their intended impact live)

    IV Finale BBC Symphon (very good)y:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=8VFn2Pt3m8Q

    IV Finale, Danish National Orchestra (good):
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=sD9I-UiYfW8



    Holst, The Planets

    Unknown orchestra, so-so performance:
    Mars:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=6NeQ1h6lzLI
    Mercury:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=6yIKu3LSwcE
    Jupiter:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=L6NopU9K_8M
    Saturn:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=ESARBMvPJ4M
    Uranus:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=51oHwMiqslo
    Neptune
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=yaNuYvj-jcc

    Osaka Philharmonic, O.K. performance.(though it probably sounded a lot better live in person):
    Jupiter:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B49N46I39Y

    Mahler Symphony No. 5:

    Mov. 1 Lucerne Festival Orchestra (very good)
    (part 1) http://youtube.com/watch?v=d7cwbGBFyEQ
    (part 2) http://youtube.com/watch?v=JOHA1jjIAYE

    Mov. 2 Israel Philharmonic (good, not nearly aggressive enough for my taste at times)
    (part 1) http://youtube.com/watch?v=fBb_XdDN1T8
    (part 2) http://youtube.com/watch?v=qjs7WDZFI94

    Mov. 3 Israel Philharmonic (good, not nearly aggressive enough for my taste at times)
    (part 1) http://youtube.com/watch?v=mOUw50gCCNc
    (part 2) http://youtube.com/watch?v=MjLPAcZ9I7c

    Mov. 4 Israel Philharmonic (good, not nearly aggressive enough for my taste at times)
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=duSL3y2LASI

    Mov. 5 Israel Philharmonic (good, not nearly aggressive enough for my taste at times)
    (Part 1) http://youtube.com/watch?v=nD6BxquBUQk
    (Part 2) http://youtube.com/watch?v=aZUhqHoFQ3E


    Very good performance Bruckner, Symphony No. 4 'Romantic", 1st Mov.
    (part 1) http://youtube.com/watch?v=5j_ZboDt61c
    (part 2) http://youtube.com/watch?v=0JqgC7TmU08

    Britten, The Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra,
    London Symphony, excellent performance.
    (part 1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR9nDnyIhAU
    (part 2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi0DQNd6bCc

    Elgar Enigma Variations,


    7 "Troyte", BBC Symphony (good)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNcitfrRPZM

    9 Nimrod, Chicago Symphony (top-notch... perfect tempo. I dare you not to cry.)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUgoBb8m1eE

    Strauss, Thus Spoke Zarathustra


    "Sunrise", Vienna Philharmonic. (Bad audio/video sync unfortunately)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENl4JK6LJ0Y

    Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending, BBC Concert Orchestra (very good)
    (part 1) http://youtube.com/watch?v=wbcuteYm-EA
    (part 2) http://youtube.com/watch?v=FsOOQB0uA5Q
    (This piece is just too gorgeous... sorry, couldn't resist extolling it's virtues)

    Mozart, Symphony 41 'Jupiter". finale. Budapest Concert Orchestra in a cold first-practice, yet very good read-through. Filmed with a camcorder from the 1st violin section, very unique "in the orchestra" perspective!
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=608N5AvGne8

    And here is the complete piece, Wiener Philharmonic. A clean, but very slow and somewhat wimpy performance.
    mov. 1 http://youtube.com/watch?v=noAPeUlOjfc
    mov. 2 http://youtube.com/watch?v=prJ83R0Ev_8
    mov. 3 http://youtube.com/watch?v=UdpNf_1VXwg
    mov. 4 http://youtube.com/watch?v=yRUlzJn8UeU

    I am adding to this list all the time as I come across new stuff.

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    Re: VR's Live Orchestral Video Links

    VR,

    These are terrific. The videos I viewed are very well produced. These certainly are good for people who have little exposure to the "real thing". And also useful for those who are studying orchestration (like in this forum course) and those learning MIDI orchestration. Being able to see and hear different interpretations is also very enlightening.

    Thanks very much for sharing these with us.

    My best,

    Gary Garritan

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    Re: VR's Live Orchestral Video Links

    Thanks so much for posting these Von Rictor, they're great!
    Quote Originally Posted by Von Richter
    Shostakovich Symphony No 10. In my opinion the greatest piece of the entire 1900's along with the Rite Of Spring:

    Movement 2:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE20wO4wD9M

    A wonderful percussion ensemble version of movements 2 and 4, complete with MIDI marimbas (Chicago Percussion Scholarship Group):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32W2IBkVqUk

    End of Movement 1:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lYVx_HdrkA
    These here blow me away, Mvt2 Wow, and Endof Mvt1 so beatiful, amazing Piccoloist, or would that be a Flautist playing Piccolo?

    How do i make my GPO cymbols sound like the percusionist in Mvt 2?

    Here is a very good one even though there is an unfortunate accident of the conductor knocking over his desk, but he makes a pretty smooth save and the overall performance is excellent:

    Wagner's Götterdämmerung - London Philharmonic
    Klaus Tennstedt conducting (i think)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E23DFKIL65I


    David

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    Re: VR's Live Orchestral Video Links

    Quote Originally Posted by Leaf
    Thanks so much for posting these Von Rictor, they're great!
    These here blow me away, Mvt2 Wow, and Endof Mvt1 so beatiful, amazing Piccoloist, or would that be a Flautist playing Piccolo?
    David
    Piccolo duet!

    I'm very sad that the whole performance isn't up... so many riches in this piece.

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