I enjoy classical music on YouTube, especially when video creators are thoughtful enough to put long works in multiple movements together on playlists. It’s nice to hear a single performance that way, rather than having to string together videos from different sources on your own. Oddly, perhaps music’s greatest symphony, Mozart’s “Jupiter” symphony, no. 41, has never had a decent single performance together that I’ve been able to find.
But now three have gone up in just the last few weeks.
First, this audiophile gives us the four united movements in videos that feature the written score:
Next, this classical-leaning fellow illustrates his four videos with paintings of the mythological Jupiter, king of the Roman gods:
Finally, another enterprising visual interpreter gives us the Jupiter symphony set to the appropriate final act of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey: