Beethoven’s 5th with added body language

Beethoven’s 5th with added body language


norman lebrecht

May 08, 2021

Things to do during the last weeks of Covid.


  • Greg Bottini says:

    This is a Monty Python sketch, right?

  • John Borstlap says:


    Why not use the usual aural menure of youth with the regular beats?

    Let it me noticed that the little fragments of the ‘score’ as seen in the beginning, show the music upside-down – says it all.

  • Ben G. says:

    Nice rendition for Covid times, but I’m sure you’ll all agree that the video below is very hard to beat:

  • E says:

    Bravo! This is a wonderful way to begin the day! Thank you.

  • caranome says:

    brilliant! this is the kind of reimagining that broadens access of the classics while preserving its spirit n purpose.

  • José Bergher says:


  • Peter says:

    Very nice. Its good to see something thats fun, amusing, and does no harm.

    Did you say last weeks of Covid ?
    Have you looked outside your back yard ?

  • Lynn Argent says:

    Bradley up to his old tricks, there is more than 3lookalikes

  • elagabalus says:

    volgus profanum

  • japecake says:

    Do Webern next.

    • José Bergher says:

      Good idea. Also: Barber’s Adagio, R. Strauss’ Metamorphosen, and Mahler’s Second Symphony. And Bach’s St. Matthew Passion as an encore.

  • christopher storey says:

    Well, I thought it was rather fun, and what particularly impressed me was the near unanimity of the actions . How did they remember it all ?