The Classical Comeback — Dvořák “Symphony No. 9: Allegro con fuoco”

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As presented through the interpretive stylings of Korean dancers. Believe it or not, it’s been 300+ years coming, but this is the world’s first classical-music music video ever made!

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Genius! I made a conscious decision a few years ago to limit or plain avoid posting videos of an overtly risqué nature,* but lucky you, I find this less sexual and more amusing than anything, so voilà — Korean dance group, Waveya, booty shaking to classical music in the hopes of converting you music lovers to the underexposed genre that is classical:

B-Classic presents The Classical Comeback: a new music video format that gives classical music the same recognition as pop and rock music by combining the timeless emotion of classical music through a contemporary lens.

…I didn’t realize how much I liked classical music, ahem. This does seem less like an attempt at praising classical aristocratic music, and more of an experiment to challenge the mentality people have towards what they consider “low” and “high” art. Is this promoting classical music to a younger generation by engaging with attention spans really going to effect any change? Seems fleeting and too subliminal for my liking, but I like the uniqueness of the project. Or maybe it’s all for the love of twerk and I have been found guilty of loving? It’s well choreographed I will say that much. …I have confused myself… Check out the website to learn more about the B-Classic Music Festival:

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B-Classic is an innovative Belgian classical music festival that leverages the power of classical music to engage new audiences — without compromising on quality.

Well if all else fails, at least it made it to Youtube, the modern concert hall, and if generation twerk doesn’t start a trend, we will always have the exemplary episodes of Looney Tunes to turn to wont we, music lovers. Thanks, Belgians — A for effort.

What? You’re still dubious about how amazing and versatile classical music can be?! I’ll just leave this here, while you contemplate the seriousness of this prestigious artform:

Acclaimed burlesque artist Michelle L’amour twerks to Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.

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~ by Fionnlagh on May 11, 2014.

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