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Youtube Is A Veritable Goldmine Of Classical Music !

   In addition to being a place where you can see videos about  news ,politics ,science,   religion  and virtually any subject in existence ,  as well as  
pop music , Rock music , Jazz and what have you ,  Youtube is a  fantastic way to  experience classical music in all its endless varity .

   You can hear recordings of music by virtually any composer  of any period or nationality , ranging from  ancient works written over four or

five   centuries ago to  recent works by contemporary composers .  It's all there   for you to experience at the click of a mouse !

   There are also live concerts and opera performances , or  individual  pieces from concerts and excerpts from live opera performances .

Just put the name of any composer or perfoming musician on the   youtube search engine and  you can  hear virtually anything you want !

   If you want to hear recordings by such legendary musicians as Leonard Bernstein ,  Luciano Pavarotti , , Maria Callas ,  Aerhur  

Runinstein , Vladimir Horowitz ,  Jascha Heifetz , Mstislav Rostropovich , Pablo Casals ,   Leopold Stokowski and others , their

recordings and in some cases live performances are right at your fingertips .

    You can also see   complete live performances of a wide variety of operas taken from such great opera houses as the Metropolitan opera ,

La Scala ,Milan, the Royal opera of  London , the Paris opera ,  the Berlin State opera , the Vienna State opera , the Bayreuth Wagner festival  

the Bavarian State opera in Munich , and elsewhere .  You can hear  legendary singers from the past such as Enrico Caruso ,  

Feodor Chaliapin ,  Rosa Ponselle ,  Kirsten Flagstad ,Lauritz Melchior and others sing arias and  other operatic excerpts on old recordings .

   You can also sinteresting documentaries on such great composers as Wagner, Verdi , Beethoven and others .  

Many of the world's greatest orchestras, such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the London symphony , the Royal concertgebouw orchestra of

Amsterdam , the Boston symphony and the New York Philharmonic  and others have their own youtube channels .

   Each video usually shows the performers of the recording , conductor, orchestra , record label etc, so if you hear a recording you  

really like , you can  get it from amazon.com or other websites .  The sound may not be quite as good as on  a CD you purchase, ,

but it's good enough .

   Some of the classical music channels you can subscribe to on youtube are  Addio BelPassato ,  Composer Corner ,  Goodman Musica, Il 

Gruppo Di Docci , Unsung Masterworks ,  Classical Vault , 1 or 2 ,  IN Contrario Motu , to  name only a few .

   You can also e mail these performances to   anyone or send them to facebook or twitter .  If you register with youtube, you can leave

comments on any  video on the site unless  youssee the comments are closed sign . You will also receive replies to your comments .  

   Well, what are you waiting for ?  

    
Posted: Feb 16 2015, 10:59 PM by the horn | with no comments
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