Ravel - Bolero. Sergiu Celibidache 1971

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The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Celibidache at a concert from 1971.

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Sergiu Celibidache was a Romanian conductor, composer, musical theorist, and teacher.'One of the best,  if not the best,  conductor in the world. Thank you Romanian for given us such a great talent. 💕✔ Kiss from: Holland.

Author — Ma man! You can call me: Sir.

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He lives every note, he explained in his Musical  Phenomenology that a musician is discovering the music every instant, the composer just makes a suggestion but the music is created in the interpretation, with a fresh first look approach, even though every thing was over rehearsed and the tempo more likely slower than most conductors so we could appreciate the complexity of the body of sound. He does not look upon the repetitions as reiterating or monotonous, every new frase is a fresh new start note by note and the build up in intensity is monumental, with total control over the volumes to be able to reach brilliantly the culmination, still with lower volumes than most directors. I have never heard any conductor do anything remotely like this. He explained that it occurs naturally in all music but mostly in Ravel we should try listen the super harmonics several octaves higher that we ignore but in the case of Ravel he generously writes some of them down for us, you can here some of those higher harmonies around minute 8:08 or 10:41 but they are happening all the time we don't hear them because of the microphones used in the recordings,  the occur naturally in the concert hall so you had to see him live otherwise that was not his music. Ichi go ichi e was part of his philosophy. This is a once in a lifetime interpretation, a historic event. The greatest conductor in history! He used to receive 20 and 30 minutes of applause. And wouldn't mind the coughing or any noises in the hall, everything for him was a part of that unique instant. He had a very deep understanding of art and human emotions with a Buddhist inspiration, I had the good fortune to see him several times, the experience was electrifying, mystical. Thank you for sharing! Even though he would have never authorized it... he was vehemently opposed to recordings and electronic reproduction of music, imagine that! Today we mostly only hear electronically reproduced music in low quality digital audio in computer speakers and headsets which filter out all the harmonics, noises and also the emotion of life, into a beautifully  wrapped present but empty. Our modern world has forgotten or never appreciated these concepts, we only have this moment. in most composer's lifetime before recordings began their music could only be heard once or twice, in a very special event, a concert! while today we can repeat it a hundreds times, fix it in our memory and then we lose the spontaneity of the first listening, the first love! we always compare it with what we've heard before, we already "know" it, when it should be like the discovery of a new landscape, an adventure, like you see on his expressions on every note.  Today we buy low quality digitalized emotion, ones and zeros with no heart. Please study this man and his philosophy it's very important. One of the greatest minds of the 20th century. what is beauty? Truth, and Truth sets us free.  Why do we feel emotion when we listen to beautiful music? Because we are experiencing the Truth.

Author — Eduardo Torres

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In my opinion Sergiu Celibidache was one of the best conductors of the world. Drive with an unlimited passion.

Author — milea silvia

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Facial expressions and body language! He put everything into it!!! Wonderful!

Author — Carol Megson

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He's not conducting. He's moving with Cosmos

Author — Balthazar Rivière

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Is this the greatest film in black and white ever made?

Author — stonemasonn

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The orchestra probably never suffered like it did when rehearsing this under Celibidache. And probably never played better. Amazing what elemental force they unleashed in the last three minutes.

Author — The Gay Rascal

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Outstanding performance! Ecstatic, narcissistic, wild. I'm sure some viewers would have preferred to actually see the solo instruments, but in my opinion it's the 100% focus on the conductor that makes this such a remarkable production of classical music. Probably the best ever. Anyway, here are some cues for the curious: 2:55 bassoon solo; 6:25 saxophone; 9:49 trombone. Celibidache, what a personality!

Author — marthafan1

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i was always looking at this man like he would be great, fabulous, incredible.. just amazing. recently i found out he's romanian :/ si am devenit si mai fericit, si mai minunat de aceasta fiinta de acest maestru

Author — SANA

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The Bolero is always magic but with Celibidache is over the edge of the magic... no word to describe it....

Author — Aaronne Colagrossi

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After listening and watching twice, I removed the sound and watched, only with the inner music, the movements with which he would bring each instrument, his hand, his glance, his body. Oh! mon dieu! I'm sure that's what Ravel intended to tell us, and he surely did through Sergiu's body and soul. Merci, Merci, Merci!

Author — Maria Lucia de Oliveira

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Masterpiece. The Conductor is brilliant .

Author — nini nodia

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I had never heard of Maestro Celibidache before and I can't believe I've ever lived without knowing of his MAGNIFICENT artistry. What This is what life should

Author — Nicole Mitchell

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around 10-12 minutes, he's not conducting the music, he has become the music .Look at the absolute joy in his face :) If god were to say "Sergiu, come to heaven and be with me forever and ever." I am sure he would reply, "just a minute god, I'm busy."

Author — william jc

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That conductor mad my mother start listening to classical music. The Danish TV-camera is at the best. It captures the concentration. It is fantastic.

Author — Henning Mogensen

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Surd sa fi si tot ii "auzi" muzica prin gesturi.

Author — Ion Vlad

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I could watch him all day. Wish I enjoyed my work half as much as he did !!! Thank you for sharing !!!

Author — james seward

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a different level, he live`s and loves every note, pure genius.

Author — Phil Hewitt

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un dirijor care arde ca o torta vie....absoarbe muzica cu mainile si o inapoiaza prin priviri....Bolero de Ralel este o opera de arta....dirijata de romanul Sergiu Celibidache devine CAPODOPERA !

Author — cornelia mandru

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Romanul nostru... Dumnezeu sa-l odihneasca

Author — Petre Petrisor