What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Bolero (the Hard Way)


Yesterday, I stumbled upon the most fascinating version of Ravel’s Bolero ever. I have no words. (Imagine that!) The Wiener Cello Ensemble 5+1 is known for serious cello performances with a twist. They have cultivated their reputation as an “untraditional cello ensemble.” I love the group’s mastery of the music, but I especially enjoyed their sense of humor, not something typically associated with classical music.

“The year 2008 brought the fulfillment of a long-awaited dream of mine: to create an untraditional cello ensemble intending on forging new paths in the classical concert world.”

– Gerhard Kaufmann, founder of the Wiener Cello Ensemble 5+1

Here is the Wiener Cello Ensemble 5+1, showing it’s nice to share.

You can learn more about the Wiener Cello Ensemble 5+1 on their website and on YouTube.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

14 thoughts on “Bolero (the Hard Way)

  1. Those were fun to watch and the performances are very creative. It strikes me that they are a bit of a twist on a one-man-band.

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  2. Thanks, Donna for giving me a great way to spend my morning. I am only sorry they did not play the entire Bolero. I think the ending of it is the best part. Yes, I did find a complete version and listened to all of it. If I female is less than 70 years old she is a “girl” in my world. No offense I hope. About ten years ago there were three girls that were classical violinists but played new age. Sorry, I can’t remember the name of their group but I will be hunting for it when I get time. Hal

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  3. Bolero has always been my all-time favorite music, so I loved this! This group is fabulous. My husband even came into the room to see what I was listening to–great stuff, Donna!

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  4. They really know their stuff. Fun!

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  5. For me, I always think of this animation:
    My favorite animation from that is the one right after (CAUTION: major crys ahead):

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  6. Omg! Donna, that was amazing!! I just love your stuff!

    Sent from my iPad


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  7. So weird but th y nailed it.

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