The Anabasis of Cyrus (by Xenophon) presentation – COMP 261 – Dec 2, 2013 [Sound now works with all major browsers.]
Johan de Meij conducts his Symphony Number 1 (Lord of the Rings).
My favorite part is around the 34-minute mark. I must confess, though, that I find some of the atonal sequences in the symphony very grating and inaccessible:
Jay Walker on English learning:
Bill Conti’s music for the Right Stuff, along with a few images of Chuck Yeager and the cast members portraying the Mercury Seven astronauts.
I read somewhere that the studio only gave him about ten days to turn in a full score, and with such a tight deadline he was forced to adapt classical music instead of write original compositions.
Rather cheeky of him to use Russian music (Tchaikovsky) for a movie extolling American astronauts during the Cold War!
Is there anything the ancient Greeks didn’t do?
“Individuality is fine, as long as we all do it together.”
—Maj. Frank Burns, M*A*S*H
This was originally a Smashing Pumpkins song from Batman Forever, but was later also used in the Watchmen trailers.
Great editing by darkmonolith.