Several of these famous well-wishers manage at least one wrong note.
Cheesy and unnecessary. Not every anniversary is an occasion or excuse for silliness and poor humor. But to this we’ve come. It is no wonder that opera singers have turned into parodies; few can take them seriously any longer. Might as well since there are no important voices left.
Soooo…entertainment is not meant to be fun.
Charming and fun. Not everything needs to be serious.
« Art Explains ! Entertainment Exploits ! » « Entertainment Gives Us Whant We Want ! Art Gives Us What We Don’t Know We Want » — Ernst Bacon
So, according to this reasoning egg and bacon is entertainment. What about roasted grasshoppers? Art? For whom? (I’m quite sure that I don’t want it.)
But it is a quite difficult tune. Even Stravinsky did not get it right:
Victor Borge did. In many ways.
Are;s how Carlos Kleiber got the VPO to sing happy birthday (with fermata) for Dr Marcel Prawy… Watch it all (5 minutes), or skip to 4:25…
Kleiber was Kleiber! Anyone out there who can name a peer?
This entire clip is gold! Thank you so much for posting!
Thanks, Player! What a fun clip! And Martain – no, CK was peerless.
The ones who are dead.
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