Saturday, December 13, 2014

Relax! With Candide

Don't freak out about exams! Would you rather be subject to an auto-da-fé? Didn't think so. Relating to both relaxing and Voltaire's Candide, I thought y'all would care to listen to the "Candide Overture," composed and conducted by Bernstein himself! It's pretty short, as it is an abbreviation of his operetta, "Candide." The overture has obvious themes of adventure and conflict (supplied by the loud percussion section, see around 0:20 in the video). Bernstein conducted this performance in 1989, about a year before his death. Here it is:

Enjoy! Good luck studying.

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