Binge With Benefits! Stay-At-Home Musical Activities and Performances #13 From the Southwest Florida Symphony

Until circumstances allow us to meet again, please enjoy these wonderful links and sites full of amazing orchestral music and activities!

Best Classical Music Movies and Documentaries

Let’s face it- we’re all watching more movies than we’d like. But what if they’re videos about orchestras, composers, and performers?

Amazon has an AMAZING selection of music-related movies to immerse yourself in-AND feel good about watching!I did not preview them all (of course)and check for appropriate ratings before viewing, but here are some great suggestions. Click on a title to open in Amazon:

The Red Violin
Follows one volatile violin through centuries (R)

The Beethoven Symphonies
All nine! Berlin Philharmonic

Copying Beethoven
His last year dramatized, writing and performing the 9th Symphony with an assistant (PG-13)

Maestro: Stories of the Great Composers
Documentary Bios of Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, and Chopin

The Devil’s Violinist
A drama portraying the world’s first rockstar, 19th-Century violinist Niccolo Paganini
(Bonus: It stars violinist David Garrett, so the violin-playing isn’t faked!) (R)

We bring the stage screen to you, in all its irreplaceable splendor! Can you imagine our lives without this magnificent music?

Limited Summer Lesson. Scholarships STILL available!

(Binge) Watch& Learn This Summer

A classical music classroom, right from your couch. Delve into a drama or a documentary here!
These are just a few suggestions for guilt-free viewing from an amazing selection available on Amazon. Some are free with Prime, some for rent for a few dollars. Try searching for your favorite composer, orchestra, soloist, or instrument.
Also, be sure to check out the “similar videos ” and the “customers also watched” bars on the movie’s page for even more unlimited ideas!

Classic 2002 drama about Mozart-his genius and foibles (R)

Mozart’s Sister
A drama about the unrecognized musical prodigy of Wolfgang’s sister, Nannerl (PG 13)

American Grand
Like an episode of “Fixer-Upper-” but on a vintage Steinway!

Discover Vivaldi’s 4 Seasons: Spring and Summer
If you enjoy Maestro Kabaretti’s pre-concert talks before our Masterworks, you’ll love this Discovery Orchestra series with commentary
to learn about and listen with knowledge to favorite works. Vivaldi’s Fall and Winter, and a Bach Brandenburg Symphony are also available.

Take the time to enjoy these great reminders of all we love and miss hearing, until we can meet again safely at Southwest Florida Symphony live concerts! Enjoying these with your students or children?

Please click below and let me know what you thought:

Music is the cure!

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