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  1. Mighty is the mighty toothpick wielded mightily.

  2. tap tappity tap tapitty tap tap tap tapitty tap tapitty tapitty tapitty tap

  3. Michael Goetze July 1, 2016 @ 2:45 pm

    Very appropriate to start with the toothpick. But he should have switched to progressively larger implements as the piece went on.

  4. I just love the look on Gergiev’s face. It’s like “I really do not want to kill another human being who is a member of the orchestra because they get a note wrong in this performance”.

    • Yakovlievichprobably murdered the trombone player lol

    • Then why bother at all?

    • Steadfast Whiplash February 10, 2018 @ 3:02 am


    • So much criticism…oh well… I love playing classical music and blues and everything else. So to me this is a joy… I never understand why people can’t just enjoy something for the sake of the joy of the moment. If I could play this well I would also be in the London Symphony orchestra. Which would be kind of cool. Or I could be in a good blues band. We all have gifts that we bring to the table. And I don’t think these people that are playing a song are tired of playing it. One never gets tired of giving of a gift that you might have such as an instrument. Or being a conductor. Or singer. That’s just how life is…just the 3 a.m. thoughts of compliments versus criticism…

    • BlackBeardDelight187 March 17, 2018 @ 4:23 am


  5. Brigitte Mittermueller September 21, 2016 @ 6:46 pm

    I can’t help but thinking of Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean doing their beautiful dance at the Olympics in 1984. I see them floating, floating … so gracefully and unmatched since that time!

  6. Impressive. Good headphones and you are inside it…

  7. why is the conductor using a toothpick instead of a baton?

  8. Marleen Reynaert October 18, 2016 @ 10:27 am

    this performance is working straight on my Chakras, around 12 minutes i get goosebumps, around 14 minutes, tears flow from my eyes. This is a divine performance. Thank u for this ❤?

  9. fyi people when Ravel wrote this everyone said he was “mad” repeating the same notes over and over – well we all know that this one of the best musical pieces ever written and bravo to the Maesto Valery

    • Zipora Linzer jokingddff

    • Munchkin of Pern December 26, 2017 @ 6:43 am

      Zipora Linzer actually… he technically would be ‘mad’ when he wrote this piece… this was one of the last pieces he wrote before he died… and he died of Frontal-Temporal Dementia. He would have been suffering from the Dementia while he wrote the piece, and one of the symptoms of Early Frontal-Temporal Dementia is a fixation on repeating patterns.

    • Beautifullu ullustrated by the best .. .thank u so much for the gorgeous music and beautiful instraments u put out there …Blessings Maestro !!!

    • Actually it’s not a ‘joke’ piece. BUT, it just hit me…yes repetitive piece that grows and grows in strength. And for For some odd reason, when I listened to it this morning (March 15th) all I could think of was The Shining and Jack Nicholson typing the same thing over and over and over again on the typewriter. The only difference is, this increases with intensity and complexity. Jack Nicholson just was crazy-assed and typed the same thing over and over. Then I realized it’s the Ides of March. SO….armed with that knowledge, I think I’m gonna get a cup of coffee and hide under the covers…watch out for sharp knives today…?

  10. Gergiev, the toothpick conductor <3 😀

  11. Masterpiece. Pure Art. I cry like a child, that’s really true Music… I have no more words… to say, what I feel…

  12. Drummer! you the real MVP!

  13. That Eb clarinet solo tho

  14. 263 people don’t have ears

  15. The energy build up of Bolero is fascinating. It’s motivational. Slow but steady. Gaining energy as it progresses. Shows the power of consistency and persistence. Powerful instrumentals !!!

  16. STUFFandTHANGS March 23, 2017 @ 3:01 am

    Anyone else here from Legion Chapter 7?

  17. iBlewupthemoon June 9, 2017 @ 1:52 am

    “You can’t compose a song that has the same melody playing for over fifteen minutes and make it sound good”
    Maurice Ravel: Hold my beer

  18. What is this? A baton for ants!?

  19. hans von essen March 1, 2018 @ 11:28 am

    Very impressive. Like the music and the performance of the musician.

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