The Candide overture as never blown before

This new version for two melodicas is being circulated by Jamie Bernstein, the composer’s daughter.

It’s weirdly effective in an ear-wormish kind of way.

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  • Analeck Kram-Hammerbauer says:

    How can this man be Bernstein’s daughter?

    • Phil B says:

      Because that’s her name, duh!

      • Phil B says:

        Sorry, didn’t check the pic first…doesn’t say she’s one of the players.

        • Analeck Kram-Hammerbauer says:

          The only name I read in this news is a certain Jamie. The only person I see a happy man. Then you tell me Jamie is the name of the daughter and the man playing melodica is not Jamie. Jeez, I am too stupid to not to misunderstand.

          Actually, the only scenario I could imagine was: Bernstein’s daughter is a transgender? Nothing is impossible nowadays …

  • Robert Fitzpatrick says:

    I have theory: either they are twins or its same guy playing both parts with overdubbing and video editing. I see a slight division in the center of the picture. Please comment if you think I have been drinking too much cheap French vino.

    Of course everyone has heard this excerpt (followed by another group playing Rhapsody in Blue)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIEWvkPwnw8

    PS: Bernstein’s daughter is name Jamie and she obviously provided the video to Norman and is not one of the performers, IMHO.

    • eric (nyc) says:

      I think your theory is right. I didn’t notice it at first, but after you mentioned it, I can see a clear division in the center. Note the discontinuity in the pattern of the wood grain on the table.

  • M2N2K says:

    Obviously, Bernstein’s daughter is not performing here, but just circulating, as NL stated. Here is a little bit of Le Sacre – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIq543Q10UM .

  • Cyril Blair says:

    If they were playing this on a street corner I’d definitely toss a dollar in their bucket.

  • Wurtfangler says:

    He isn’t one half of ‘The Melodica Men’ – they have done a great West Side Story medley too:

    https://youtu.be/zMFX2aFodw8

  • Wurtfangler says:

    *he is – not he isn’t!

  • GAB says:

    Caution! This guy’s videos are addicting- he’s such a superb musician who makes it all look so easy.

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