Video highlights from Pacific Symphony’s free Plazacast of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Read more about the event at the Orange County Register: Pacific Symphony’s first ‘Plazacast’ a big success!
“March from A Clockwork Orange”
Wendy Carlos’ Arrangement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
performed by Eugene - live at FESTIVAL of EUROPE 2011 (Florence)
Electronic music pioneer Robert Moog would have been 78 years old today and Google is celebrating with a really cool Doodle on their homepage, which is an actual working flash-based minimoog synthesizer and four-track recorder.
Wendy Carlos played a big role in popularizing Moog’s synthesizers with her arrangements of classical music especially the music of J.S Bach on albums such as Switched-On Bach (1968), The Well-Tempered Synthesizer (1969) and Switched-On Bach II (1973). Her renditions reached an even wider audience with the soundtrack for Stanley Kubrick’s classic film A Clockwork Orange (1971), which contains, among other great classical works, an electronic rendition of Beethoven’s “Ode To Joy” from his Ninth Symphony.
To hear the original acoustic version, come join Pacific Symphony for our free Plazacast, a live simulcast of the Symphony’s Beethoven Ninth performance shown on the Center’s plaza during our Saturday, June 2 concert starting at 9 p.m., with festivities beginning at 8:30 p.m.