Bohemian Rhapsody for Symphony Orchestra and Solo Viola - THE STUDIO RECORDING

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Bohemian Rhapsody for Symphony Orchestra and Solo Viola - THE STUDIO RECORDING 5

To Freddie, with much affection and admiration...

NICHOLAS HERSH, arranger/conductor
SARAH HARBALL, solo viola


Filmed & recorded in Studio 5, Indiana University Radio-Television Building

SAM SILVER, director
KONRAD STRAUSS, sound director

A collaboration between Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and Department of Telecommunications.

Many thanks to John Walsh & the TelCom team, Konrad Strauss & the Recording Arts team, and all the brilliant musicians of this IU Studio Orchestra!

💬 Comments on the video

Finally, YouTube is starting to get my recommendations right.

Author — TRASH _


If I made my own country, THIS would be the national anthem.

Author — TheAmazingElk


Freddie: what is this noise?
Freddie: * Looks down and smile *

Author — Rafaella Caroline


Queen is the only band in the world which will be heard forever. Queen will never die out. They're legends.

Author — Fede Cimbaro88


That trumpet tho. He had his chance and he took it like a boss. Cuts through everything. Lovely tone.

Author — CateDoge


In case you want to sing along with it. Here it is:

Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide
No escape from reality
Open your eyes
Look up to the skies and see
I'm just a poor boy (Poor boy)
I need no sympathy
Because I'm easy come, easy go
Little high, little low
Any way the wind blows
Doesn't really matter to me, to me

Mamaaa just killed a man
Put a gun against his head
Pulled my trigger, now he's dead
Mamaaa, life had just begun
But now I've gone and thrown it all away

Didn't mean to make you cry
If I'm not back again this time tomorrow
Carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters

Too late, my time has come
Sends shivers down my spine
Body's aching all the time
Goodbye, everybody
I've got to go
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth
(Anyway the wind blows)
I don't want to die
Sometimes wish I'd never been born at all

[Guitar Solo]

I see a little silhouetto of a man
Scaramouch, Scaramouch, will you do the Fandango
Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very frightening me
(Galileo) Galileo (Galileo) Galileo, Galileo Figaro
I'm just a poor boy nobody loves me
He's just a poor boy from a poor family
Spare him his life from this monstrosity

Easy come, easy go, will you let me go?
Bismillah! No, we will not let you go
Let him go
Bismillah! We will not let you go
Let him go
Bismillah! We will not let you go
Let me go (Will not let you go)
Let me go (Will not let you go) (Never, never, never, never)
Let me go, o, o, o, o
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
(Oh mama mia, mama mia) Mama Mia, let me go
Beelzebub has the devil put aside for me, for me, for me!

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye
So you think you can love me and leave me to die
Oh, baby, can't do this to me, baby
Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here

[Guitar Solo]
(Oooh yeah, Oooh yeah)

Nothing really matters
Anyone can see
Nothing really matters
Nothing really matters to me

Any way the wind blows

Author — george bochung


Doctor: You have last 8 minutes... Me:

Author — Lucie Kreisingerová


6:31 he has been waiting his whole life for that very moment....

Author — New Saga


I can hear his voice clearly while listening to this music!

Author — Beedy KH


Who else was singing this in their heads?

Author — Tim Ruskowski


3:12 when you finally had the best lamb sauce in the world.

Author — Achihab Halib


Masterpiece. I spent half of the video literally crying, this is so beautiful and so powerful at the same time that is a treat to the soul. Probably this is why it might be the best song ever made in modern era, the level of complexity and detail shown by this song is magnificent.

Author — Peter Gonzalez


2:50 why my tears start falling 😭😭 Freddie u need to see

Author — Osborn V.L Hriatpuia


WHO ELSE GOT GOOSEBUMPS?!?!?! Omllll that was amazing!!! I almost cried! 2:40

Author — Lovella


The viola was great, but can we give that trumpet player a medal!

Author — Emma Larsen


Amazing. You know when you’re a legend? When people are still rocking out to your music almost 30 years after your death.

Author — Cherokee Queen


Viola's sound is definitely better than the sound of violin
That's because the timbre is deeper and hotter
Yeah you know that's only my opinion so peace and love

Author — I N


the 1.9 dislikes didn't get to see Freddie at Live Aid.

Author — BK Lulu


Them playing it:

Me: *Trying to look at their finger positions to play it*

Author — SmartZebra Person


I believe that when Queen wrote this, they didn't fully realize that they created a masterpiece.

Author — Yevgeniy Shcherbakov