Second movement (Allegretto) of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Opus 92, accompanied by an animated graphical score.
Q: What happened to the original version of this video?
A: The first version of this video was based on a recording I licensed from Royalty Free Classical Music ...
.. in 2009. In 2012, it appeared that the license might not be valid for my use (on my YouTube channel; some of RFCM's recordings were pirated, see ...
... so I got a second license (for the same recording) from Premium Beat. When. in 2015, Premium Beat discovered that the recording had been pirated, they removed it from their catalog, refunded my license fee, and hired an eastern European pick-up orchestra to record a new version (which is what I've used in this video). The performance in this new recording is not as good as the original --- which is not surprising since the pirated recording was most performed by a world-class orchestra. If you'd like to help pay the license fees to a better recording, I'd be happy to re-do this video; please read this ...
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Q: What do the colors in the bar-graph score mean?
A: The colors show which instruments are playing. Here's a chart ...
The shapes of the notes also correspond to the instrument (or instrumental family).
Q: Please tell me more about the composer.
A: You can read about Beethoven here
Q: Where can I learn more about this orchestra?
A: Sorry, there's nothing I can tell you. The details about the orchestra are not made public by Premium Beat, the company I licensed the recording from.
Q: What movies and television shows has this piece been used in?
A: The Black Cat (1934), The Bells in Old Town (1946),The Long Night (1947), Bicycle Thieves (1948), A Ham in a Roll (1949), Lola (1961), Me enveneno de azules (1971), A touch of Class (1973), Zardoz (1974), O Casamento (1976), The Outsider (1981), Frances (1982), Beethoven Lives Upstairs (1992), La scorta (1993), Immortal Beloved (1994), Mr. Holland's Opus (1995), El mundo contra mi (1997), Photographing Fairies (1997), Scotland, Pa. (2001), Salvage Squad - TV series/''Biber Submarine'' (2002), Irreversible (probably; 2002), Cravate Club (2002), Copying Beethoven (2006), The Fall (2006), Crap Shoot: The Documentary (2007), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), The Man From Earth (2007), Love Exposure (2008), Tears of April (2008), Tres caminos (probably; 2008), Block (2009), Knowing (2009), Mustache Party (2010), The King's Speech (2010), Of Gods and Men (2010), Sønner av Norge (2011), LA Phil Live - TV Series/''Dudamel Conducts Beethoven'' (2011), No Ordinary Family - TV Series/''No Ordinary Detention'' (2011), among others
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A: Please read this: