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Yo-Yo Ma Did a Tiny Desk Concert and Now Its Raining on My Face

From NPR Cellist Yo-Yo Ma brought his great inspiration, and in turn part of his own life story, to an enthusiastic audience packed around the NPR Tiny Desk on a hot summer day. Ma is returning, yet again, to the Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by Johann Sebastian Bach, a Mount Everest for any cellist. He has just released his third studio recording of the complete set and is taking the music on a two-year, six-continent tour. Ma’s first recording of the Suites, released in 1983, earned him his first…

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When Someone Says Show Me Some Impressive Piano Playing

Valentina Lisitsa plays Beethoven’s famous “Moonlight” Sonata (Op. 27, No. 2, 3rd Movement). This was recorded in Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany, December 2009. I can’t even fathom playing something like this, let alone composing it back in 1801! Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/valentina-lisitsa-plays-beethovens-moonlight-sonata/

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A 25-Day, Cross Section Timelapse of a Bean Plant Set to Classical

Kidney bean timelapse with soil cross section. Showing how roots ant upper part of plant grows. Play speed – 17280x (one shot every 9 minutes 36 seconds played at 30 FPS). Music: Blue Danube by Strauss via GPHase on YouTube Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/25-day-bean-plant-cross-section-timelapse/

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