Youtube’s secret classical heromain
It will be ten years next Wednesday since the channel went online and for much of that time – since December 10, 2005, to be precise – Stephen Malinowski has been giving viewers access to classical pieces through the medium of musical animation.
Inventor of the Music Animation Machine and a lavishly gifted musician, Malinowski has clocked up more than 100 million views. Each video, elegantly performed, comes with footnotes that tell viewers how they can perform the work at home.
These are the original December 10, 2005 set. Well worth revisiting:
And here’s how the animation is done, live in concert (with our pals Etienne Abelin and Dot Yeung).