Thursday, December 17, 2009


A friend of a friend asks the following:
Trying to find a video (perhaps in a arts channel archive) of
something that came out perhaps 20 years ago: A performance by a
Canadian orchestra (perhaps the Montreal Symphony, don't know for sure
though) of Rhapsody in Blue that was done in an unusual way, with
performers moving on stage around a pianist--like
an enactment of the music. This is all the info I have to go
by...don't know the title of the piece (other than rhapsody in blue)

I have done some checking on Amazon and the web with no success. Can anyone identify the production in question?


Elaine Fine said...

I remember seeing it on the Arts Channel a few years back. I wonder if it might have been one of the Vladimir Spivakov things--part of a series of video spoofs, perhaps with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. There was one that was a vacation of sorts--somewhere. I don't think it was Canadian.

Elaine Fine said...

This is going to drive me crazy! I remember it so well, but I can't find it on line!

(my word verification says it all "augsh!")

Saint Russell said...

Maybe this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cocB-DHzTU (It's a Swiss orchestra, not Canadian, though.)

Lisa Hirsch said...

Ooo, thank you both!

Lorin said...

You found it! I was the original person querying about this performance. I am so impressed that given my mis-information and all, you found it anyway. I am also curious how you managed to dig it up!?


Lisa Hirsch said...