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Leonard Bernstein performs Beethoven's Ode to Joy - Finale

Music (Live)
[ 7:36 - from YouTube ]

Quick -- name a conductor, an orchestra conductor. Bet you said Leonard Bernstein. He's the best known, and for good reason. While researching Beethoven's symphonies for a project I came across several YouTube videos from the great composer's works, including this fantastic performance of the finale of Ode to Joy in the Ninth Symphony at the Vienna Philharmonic. Note how Bernstein jumps up a bit around 4:08 and is exhausted from his conducting workout by the end.

Daisy Whitney

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Daisy Whitney is a writer, producer, on-air correspondent, podcaster and expert in the new media business. She writes and reports for Beet.TV, NBC's KNTV, MediaPost, TVWeek’s NewsPro, Emmy Magazine and This Week in Media. As a senior content producer, she programs conferences for iMedia. She is also the host and creator of the New Media Minute, her own weekly news report on the business of online video that is produced in partnership with NATPE and carried on Beet.TV, the Huffington Post and Daisy also provides strategy consulting on online video. She is the author of the forthcoming novel THE MOCKINGBIRDS, to be published by Little Brown. Her Web site is

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