Line rider – Beethoven’s fifth

Sent from my son. Line riders have been around since 2006 apparently as some kind of video game, but new to me and the musical additions are a later arrival. The visuals exactly match the music and almost make you think the music was created just so the lines could follow the music along.

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20 Responses to Line rider – Beethoven’s fifth

  1. Annie A

    This is great… have seen it on Facebook … just showed my daughter 15 yrs… she loved it… How briliant was Beethoven! Thanks for sharing…

  2. Mak Siccar

    One of the last things I want to hear before I fall off the twig is Beethoven’s 5th piano concerto.

  3. WolfmanOz

    What a lovely change of a pace from the usual depressing posts/blogs about the state of politics/economics today !

  4. One ScoMo doesn’t make a Spring

    Really enjoyed that. Well done sir.

  5. jupes

    So we learnt classical music from Looney Tunes and the current generation will learn it from Line Riders.

    I think we win.

  6. Mother Lode


    The second movement is brilliant, isn’t it. After the string introduction it is like a nocturne.

  7. Mother Lode

    Overture to The Magic Flute, please.

  8. Fat Tony

    That was really good – it showed me the complexity of the music. A new found appreciation of Beethoven’s genius.

  9. Bruce

    Beethoven’s Seventh, particularly the 2nd movement, the Allegretto. Good speakers are useful for the full experience.


  10. Bruce

    Different interpretation and better recording of that movement: Here.

  11. ACTOldFart

    A musical snob is one who can hear the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger

  12. manalive

    Very clever, thanks Steve I admit to being something of a Beethoven tragic.
    Did you realise that Beethoven’s music is “phallic” and “hegemonic” and that when listening to Beethoven’s 9th ‘feminist musicologist’ Susan Kaye McClary feels as if she is being raped?
    The frenzied final movement of the 5th seems to me more apt.

  13. mh


    Maybe Susan McClary just needs therapy after viewing young Alex in A Clockwork Orange

  14. Mak Siccar

    Mother Lode
    #2870671, posted on November 24, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    The second movement is brilliant, isn’t it. After the string introduction it is like a nocturne

    Indeed, the adagio is sublime and, imho, the best piece of orchestral music ever written. Best listened to using headphones and a red wine or a Lagavulin in hand.

  15. P

    Thank you Steve Kates for putting this up.


  16. It’s quite cute as an introductory visualisation, but it makes my mind reduce the complexity of the whole orchestra to a couple of mainline polyphonic threads.

  17. Tom Atkinson

    Thanks, Steve. With all the victories by the left in recent weeks, this made my day.

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