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    Perhaps not the most 'couth' place to listen to classical music, but lately I've been doing quite a bit of it - partly through laziness and partly because it's a lot cheaper than constantly buying new CDs!

    There is really a lot of range, with some wonderful performances on there. You sort of have to know what you're looking for, but if you aren't quite sure, then I would recommend exploring some of these channels:

    ClassicalMusicOnly

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/classicalmusiconly

    This seems to be the most popular channel, with over 30 million upload views. 138 uploads to choose from, mostly big hits. This is the place to go to if you just want to browse some great classics. Here is one example.

    The Garden of Harmony

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/HARMONICO101

    Fantastic channel, with 728 uploads to choose from. Loads of Vivaldi and Bach, but not only Baroque. This recording of Beethoven 5: II is perhaps the best I've ever heard.

    Laergoth

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/laergoth

    Lovely channel. I've enjoyed every piece I've listened to on here. Wide range of composers without specialising in any one thing, though I suppose it's mostly the Romantics. This is a wonderful bit of Wagner.

    TheWickedNorth

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/TheWickedNorth

    Lots of good stuff on here (149 uploads). I have found that the quality of recordings are in general not as good as the other three, but it's well worth a browse. Example.

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    Hexameron! Amazing source of piano music from all it's periods, Alkan, Roslavets and all the others are there:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Hexameron

    Epogodus: mostly modern music

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Epogdous

    Ofip: channel of my city's philharmonic, a lot of music (often rare) in audio-video performances, new are uploaded weekly:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/oifp

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    Thanks for those, Aramis.

    I should add that Laergoth seems to be uploading the full set of Bruckner symphonies, which is pretty cool (currently 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 available, some of them added yesterday, so probably more to come).

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    Check out the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestras channel, they often upload full concerts.

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    Thank you for the link, dude!

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    Orchestral

    http://www.youtube.com/user/VGOOnline
    http://www.youtube.com/user/dimix86
    http://www.youtube.com/user/Furyxx

    VGOOnline have some really unique arrangements and they really rock when they perform.

    dimix has videos by the eminence symphony orchestra founded by Hiroaki Yura.

    furyxx is a duo of violin and piano. they make their own arrangements and perform exquisitely.



    Piano

    http://www.youtube.com/user/RigorMortis999
    http://www.youtube.com/user/pianoYN
    http://www.youtube.com/user/Faint1pulse

    RigorMortis is one of the best pianists ive seen on youtube. Not only can he play but he arranges the music too.

    I found pianoyn due to his performance of The Prelude. The best I have seen.

    FaintPulse has performed some awesome battle music.
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    seeing as your talking about You Tube...my first post and request is in that subject.

    could anybody please identify the name of the piano solo being played at the start of the advert for a phone
    on the following link...thanks people...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHB_8_4cBw4

    im sure ive heard it within the last 12 months in a film..but ive so many films!!....ive searched hi n low but its hard
    to track down hence my request here..

    Mikky
    Last edited by mikkykitten; Feb-08-2011 at 21:52. Reason: link edit and extra info added

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    Quote Originally Posted by emiellucifuge View Post
    Awesome channel, thanks

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    http://www.youtube.com/user/minimalisminmusic

    This user has a really nice collection of all kind of minimalism music. I like this guy

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    I'm fairly new to classical music and have been investigating it on youtube to find what I like. However, recently one of the channels I was viewing was taken down and another has had almost all of its content removed. I know that copyright issues was the problem in at least one of these cases but my sense is that copyright is being enforced more and more on youtube nowadays and that it is only a matter of time before a lot of the best classical music will be removed from youtube because it infringes copyright. Of course where private individuals post up their own performances it is not a problem but these are usually of less high quality than professional performances so it becomes difficult to judge if you like or dislike a composition because of how it was composed or how it was performed.

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    My channel primarily contains out of copyright LP's:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/otterhouse

    An other channel I manage for a friend is:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/pgclassical

    Note that there is no upload limit in time anymore, so you can now post movies of 30 minutes...

    Other interesting channels:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/WatchBlueSkies
    http://www.youtube.com/user/Esmeraldaviolin
    http://www.youtube.com/user/radio4forum

    Greetings,
    Rolf

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