French national orchestra plays Bolero - from home

Musicians from the Orchestre national de France have posted online a version of Ravel’s Bolero played from their homes during Covid-19 confinement.

31 March 2020
By Oliver Rowland

Usually based at the Maison de la Radio near the Eiffel Tower, the orchestra’s members have used technology to play together at a distance.

The result – which can be viewed on YouTube – is an enjoyable version of the classic in which the listener can watch each individual player and identify who is playing certain sections of music, as more and more players progressively join in and the sound builds up.

The video was put up on Sunday and has nearly 280,000 views.

It was created by each person individually recording their section, and then the performances being assembled together.

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