Watch a 3 year old truly gifted kid conduct Beethoven’s 5th Symphony to the tune of a von Karajan recording.
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67, was written by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1804–08. This symphony is one of the most popular and best-known compositions in all of classical music, and one of the most often played symphonies. It comprises four movements: an opening sonata, andante, and a fast scherzo which leads attacca to the finale. First performed in Vienna’s Theater an der Wien in 1808, the work achieved its prodigious reputation soon afterwards. E. T. A. Hoffmann described the symphony as “one of the most important works of the time”.
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Watch the video of the 3 year old kid conducting Beethoven’s 5th Symphony
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In 1980, a young Serbian pianist, Ivo Pogorelic amazed the world with astonishing performances at the Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, allegedly the most influential piano contest in the world. His energy, technique and expression tantalized the audience.
Much to the surprise of many, he did not go beyond the third round. However, his performances were so compelling, that one of the judges, legendary pianist Martha Argerich, publicly declared him a genius, and left the competition given the unfairness with which she thought Pogorelic had been treated.
And so the legend of one of the most influential and revered pianists of the end of the Twentieth Century and the beginning of the Twenty First began.
This video is straight from one of his performances at the mentioned Chopin Competition. It has become a landmark of musical expression.
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Watch Ivo Pogorelic at the Chopin International Piano Competition in 1980: