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Posted at 4:44 PM on May 11, 2012 by Rex Levang

A few videos, to wrap up your week. You may well have seen this one--it's been pretty popular lately. A Copenhagen orchestra, playing Peer Gynt, flash-mob style.



At the TED talks, Michael Tilson Thomas sums up the history of classical music in 20 minutes or so:



And this week, we said goodbye to Maurice Sendak. Classical music was important to him. There are designs from his pen destined to accompany the works of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Mahler, to name just three. Tim Smith of the Baltimore Sun remembers him with this very nice appreciation of Sendak and opera, and includes this clip, in which some classically Sendakian beasts take the stage.