YouTube Commenters on Bernstein

Quite ridiculous are the comments made by YouTube viewers — even with the audio preview feature implemented, comments tend to be somewhat inane.  Please enjoy this art project of a video, of Leonard Bernstein conducting Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. If you can see this, then you might need a Flash Player upgrade or you need […]

Leonard Bernstein – Something’s Coming (West Side Story)

This is a delightful track that bears closer scrutiny.  It begins in an ambiguous 6/8 and 3/4 that also has an overriding 4/2 feel in the vocals that combines two measures at once.  This is already incredibly clever, but at 0:38, suddenly we’re thrown for a loop into 4/4, with syncopated melody.  Then, there’s a […]