Monday, April 06, 2020

Musicians find a way

Many thanks to these National Orchestra of France musicians. They are all confined at home but, with the help of modern technology, they join forces. 

Ravel's Bolero has never sounded better.  Grab the Kleenex, sit back and enjoy.


Blogger Marie Smith said...

Such amazing technology!

3:09 PM  
Blogger Joared said...

I've always liked Bolero -- particularly enjoy hearing it in this context and at this time.

12:23 AM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

Absolutely beautiful with amazing technology. What was the guy playing top row, third from left? I think I am in love.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

I was just thinking of Bolero the other day. Back in about grade 8 or 9, much of our music class was enforced listening to symphonies. Boys would almost always ask for Bolero.

8:09 AM  
Blogger Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

From my friend Jan …

What a joy to hear Bolero again.
My kids in school often asked for this particular piece to be played while they worked - I taught art but with classical music playing in the background and a note on the board of the name of the piece and the composer and the name of the orchestra... it increased their vocabulary to include such words as philharmonic, symphony, concerto - words most of my kids never heard at home. Sometimes I played music that featured the more unusual instruments so I would tack up a picture of an oboe or English horn or bassoon so they could add that to their little baskets of knowledge. I did not "Teach" this stuff - just exposed them to it and amazingly, the kids absorbed it. So many of them were able to pick out which instruments seemed to be playing in Bolero.
It was kind of like Rusty in Orchestraville that I loved as a little kid that taught me many of the instruments in an orchestra back in the days before TV, let alone computers. (Gasp, my god she must be old!) And Peter and the Wolf!

Thanks for posting Bolero on your blog. Stay safe, stay well!

4:21 PM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

I also listened to this online music and it was simply amazing that all these musicians came together to present it to the world. Thanks for spreading the word and be safe and well, Ginnie.

9:04 AM  

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