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#2268541 - 04/29/14 07:59 AM Humor and Music
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Just chanced upon this video recently which I think is a worthy share. Other humorous and musical shares are welcome.

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#2268556 - 04/29/14 08:27 AM Re: Humor and Music [Re: Pianolism]
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I saw these girls before. I really like them! It would be a nice show to go to with my daughters if they come in my country.

I like this flashmob a lot. Best penny ever spent smile

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#2268591 - 04/29/14 09:43 AM Re: Humor and Music [Re: Pianolism]
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Let's not forget that classical musicians who knew how to entertain their audiences are nothing new, and far more widespread in previous centuries than in today's reverential times, when, it seems, only during encores are performers allowed to let their hair down (assuming they have hair to let down grin).

For instance, Franz Clements, who gave the premiere of Beethoven's Violin Concerto, not only had to sight-read the solo part (due to the composer's tardiness in finishing it), but also, for good measure, played one of his own pieces in between the movements - on one string, with his violin held upside-down.

Nothing comes close today to that in today's performances of that serious work - not even Schnittke's OTT cadenza.....
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#2268607 - 04/29/14 10:46 AM Re: Humor and Music [Re: Pianolism]
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Here is a classic.



And another.



And a future classic.


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#2268786 - 04/29/14 06:02 PM Re: Humor and Music [Re: Pianolism]
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#2268815 - 04/29/14 07:25 PM Re: Humor and Music [Re: Pianolism]
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Victor Borge always cracks me up! laugh



Marc-Andre Hamelin has a great sense of humour:



I saw him play this at a recent concert in London as an encore. I was literally in tears.

Wagner in the style of a tango:





Also this.



I have no words.

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#2268881 - 04/29/14 09:42 PM Re: Humor and Music [Re: Pianolism]
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkCiRSDPIzk

Maybe my favorite of all the Chico Marx videos.

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#2268910 - 04/29/14 10:37 PM Re: Humor and Music [Re: pianoloverus]
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Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkCiRSDPIzk

Maybe my favorite of all the Chico Marx videos.


It's funny the way that one kid moves in and shoves the little kid aside.
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#2268930 - 04/30/14 12:05 AM Re: Humor and Music [Re: Pianolism]
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Originally Posted By: tomekkobialka

Marc-Andre Hamelin has a great sense of humour

Oh my god that was hilarious
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#2268952 - 04/30/14 02:45 AM Re: Humor and Music [Re: tomekkobialka]
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Marc-Andre Hamelin has a great sense of humour:


What is that progression at 1:39? Is that from something? Strauss perhaps? I swear I've heard it in the dinner scene of Titanic or something.

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#2268961 - 04/30/14 03:17 AM Re: Humor and Music [Re: Pianolism]
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What about Dudley Moore's Beethoven Sonata parody (to the theme from "The Bridge Over The River Kwai")?


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#2268962 - 04/30/14 03:23 AM Re: Humor and Music [Re: Piano Doug]
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There's also Dudley Moore's parody of "The Erlking," called "Die Flabbergast":


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#2268975 - 04/30/14 04:44 AM Re: Humor and Music [Re: Pianolism]
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Not piano, but lyrics are very funny smile

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#2268978 - 04/30/14 04:53 AM Re: Humor and Music [Re: Pianolism]
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What was that thread about facial expressions?...

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#2268992 - 04/30/14 06:50 AM Re: Humor and Music [Re: Pianolism]
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Turkish march for 8 pianos

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#2268994 - 04/30/14 07:06 AM Re: Humor and Music [Re: tomekkobialka]
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Originally Posted By: tomekkobialka

Marc-Andre Hamelin has a great sense of humour:



I saw him play this at a recent concert in London as an encore. I was literally in tears.



For me, the joke was over in about one half-second, and the sophomoric pun became annoying just as quickly. Hamelin trying really really hard to be musically "cute" just grates on my nerves, for some reason.

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#2269049 - 04/30/14 10:48 AM Re: Humor and Music [Re: Pianolism]
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Did anyone see my question? I don't want to have to make another thread just for it. ha

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#2269058 - 04/30/14 11:38 AM Re: Humor and Music [Re: JoelW]
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Rossini also has a great sense of humour.

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#2269061 - 04/30/14 11:43 AM Re: Humor and Music [Re: JoelW]
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Originally Posted By: JoelW
Did anyone see my question? I don't want to have to make another thread just for it. ha

It's nothing in particular, just an amusing Viennese waltz cliche.
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#2269087 - 04/30/14 12:45 PM Re: Humor and Music [Re: wr]
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Originally Posted By: wr
Originally Posted By: tomekkobialka

Marc-Andre Hamelin has a great sense of humour:



I saw him play this at a recent concert in London as an encore. I was literally in tears.



For me, the joke was over in about one half-second, and the sophomoric pun became annoying just as quickly. Hamelin trying really really hard to be musically "cute" just grates on my nerves, for some reason.



When I saw him play this he had just finished playing Ravel's "Gaspard de la Nuit", which obviously has that creepy seconds-thing going on in the middle of Scarbo. So the joke was already quite well set-up. laugh

Oh, and that progression comes from J. Strauss's "Blue Danube Waltz", whoever up there wanted to know. wink


Edited by tomekkobialka (04/30/14 12:46 PM)

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#2269097 - 04/30/14 01:11 PM Re: Humor and Music [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: JoelW
Did anyone see my question? I don't want to have to make another thread just for it. ha

It's nothing in particular, just an amusing Viennese waltz cliche.

If it's a cliche, then it must originally be from something.

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#2269219 - 04/30/14 06:36 PM Re: Humor and Music [Re: Pianolism]
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Nothing beats this!
http://youtube.com./watch?v=97jG4hwxA5o
My all time favorite!!!!

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#2269247 - 04/30/14 07:26 PM Re: Humor and Music [Re: Pianolism]
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#2269254 - 04/30/14 07:39 PM Re: Humor and Music [Re: Pianolism]
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Not meant to be humorous, but it always makes me giggle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wXtiXDJIho

(The last note is HILARIOUS, the rest Cecilia Bartoli being perfect as usual)
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#2269258 - 04/30/14 07:46 PM Re: Humor and Music [Re: DonaldLee]
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Oh, my goodness, yes! I love the way she sings this! It makes me laugh every time! LOL

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#2269458 - 05/01/14 06:43 AM Re: Humor and Music [Re: Pianolism]
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Rachmaninov Big hands

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#2269520 - 05/01/14 09:19 AM Re: Humor and Music [Re: JoelW]
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Originally Posted By: JoelW
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Marc-Andre Hamelin has a great sense of humour:

What is that progression at 1:39? Is that from something? Strauss perhaps? I swear I've heard it in the dinner scene of Titanic or something.


Blue Danube?

Edited to add: Oops. That'll teach me not to read the rest of a thread before replying. Oh well, sorry for the clutter!


Edited by TwoSnowflakes (05/01/14 09:23 AM)
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#2269527 - 05/01/14 09:31 AM Re: Humor and Music [Re: Pianolism]
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#2269535 - 05/01/14 10:01 AM Re: Humor and Music [Re: Pianolism]
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This is great hahaha I dont know how you people find this stuff
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#2269565 - 05/01/14 10:59 AM Re: Humor and Music [Re: Pianolism]
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Some more Borge....though not necessarily music-related



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