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Better than the Coney Island Cyclone

Posted at 4:38 PM on June 4, 2008 by Fred Child

Brilliant 60-second ad for the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.
(If you can't see the video right below this line of text on the main PT page, click on the "Today's Fredlines" bar.)

I've gone on the ride half a dozen times so far, and pick up more detail every time. And the timing is perfect!

The music is the end of the Symphony No. 2 by Ferdinand Ries, known these days mainly as a friend and student of Beethoven (Beethoven reportedly once said "he copies me too much"), but a fine pianist and composer in his own right.

(The recording is by the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, with Howard Griffiths conducting.)

Stumbled across this thanks to the good folks at Very Short List.


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