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Ries Roller CoasterI’ve had symphonies leave me just about breathless, but this is the first one that’s threatened to make me dizzy.

Ferdinand Ries was one of Beethoven’s students. Though he’s not too well known in the States, he’s a minor favorite in some of the German-speaking nations. An ad agency, Euro RSCG Zürich, produced this as a promotional piece for the Zürich Chamber Orchestra, using the music and the score from Ries’s second symphony in a surprising and creative way. (Hint: watch the note values as they go by.)

Zurich Chamber Orchestra Rides the Rails

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