Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Excerpts - David H. Thomas

We'd like to pass on this unique video posted recently by David H. Thomas, taken during a performance of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker.  By placing a camera on the stand, Thomas has captured the feeling of being right there in the pit with the first clarinetist - listening and waiting to play solos, dealing with water in a key, etc.  A realistic glimpse into the life of a pit musician, complete with running commentary from Thomas in the form of captions!

1 comment:

DTclarinet said...

LOL> I'm glad it's so appealing. One commenter suggested the orchestra should install video cams on every stand! Thanks for sharing this. D