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Classical Notes: November 10, 2010 Archive

Dudamel on the Big Screen

Posted at 9:04 AM on November 10, 2010 by Rex Levang
Filed under: In the media

By a funny coincidence, two of the day's most emailed stories in the New York Times have to do with what could be loosely called the visual side of music.

It seems like an unlikely concept, but obviously it's popular.

One story is on a music publisher's archive, the other --and this has a bigger classical connection -- is about showing orchestral concerts in movie theaters, using High Definition technology.

Would you go to such a broadcast? How much visual sizzle would it need to have?

While you're pondering those questions, here's a pretty famous combination of music and video, from the pre-HD days.