For years now, I’ve been searching for a readily-available version of the legendary Mark O’Connor’s highly unusual Fiddle Concerto. It’s a really fun piece of music, and one that deserves to be much better known.
The downside to my long-suffering search? I’m regularly demoralized by my inability to find a YouTube link (or playlist) to share with y’all. (There’s Grooveshark, I guess. But I’m not confident that their links will last after I link to them.)
The upside? I almost-as-regularly stumble across things like this:
Three things I’d like to note, in particular:
And don’t worry. I’ll keeping lookin’ for the Concerto.
UPDATE: Mr. O’Connor pointed me to this video of the concerto’s third movement — my favorite movement! — which he performed with the New York All State Youth Orchestra in 2008. (Hang on a second. Let me go over that again, just in case you missed it. Mark O’Connor sent this to me. He, himself. Yes, I’m geekin’ out. Just a bit.)