Leonard Bernstein Conducting Shostakovich’s Fifth with Some YouTube Comments Sprinkled on Top

Imagine you’re surfing YouTube and come across a clip of Leonard Bernstein conducting Shostakovich’s Fifth. It looks and sounds great. Now imagine that you layer on top a series of YouTube comments that accompany the video. Suddenly things get a little different and bizarre. This piece comes from the YouTube Commentary Project developed by Artists Space, which we’ve added to our collection, YouTube Education: 80 Intelligent Video Collections on YouTube

PS The YouTube comments are rated R, not PG. So watch this clip in the company of an appropriate audience.

 via Kottke via The Rest is Noise

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  • Mark says:

    This is terrible. It’s like MST3K meets classical music. But, unlike MST3K the comments aren’t funny and the original content is really rather good. I certainly cannot recommend this project.

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