A percussionist just made me laugh

A percussionist just made me laugh


norman lebrecht

March 25, 2020

This just dropped in from Rocco L. Bitondo, of Rome Opera.

I think I’ll adopt the one on the left.

It’s a frightful Spring.


But we’ll get through.

Oh, there’s one more. Even funnier.


  • Steve says:

    This might be the best thing I’ve ever seen.

  • Jakub Juros says:

    Re: the Mahler.

    It IS a tragic spring this year.

  • R. Brite says:

    Oh, my god, the Mahler! My sides are aching.

  • Cubs Fan says:

    Thanks! That made my day.

  • Judy says:

    A ray of sunshine in an otherwise gloomy time. You couldn’t have done better. Many, many thanks.

  • Orchestra manager says:

    Hilarious! Looking forward to the next audition!

  • Tom Varley says:

    Strikingly good!

  • Robert Rÿker says:

    I loved it! I laughed until I had tears in my eyes.

  • Gustavo says:


    Would love to see them doing Nielsen’s 4th, please!

  • Hedgehog says:

    Thanks so much, Norman. That is hilarious! Please keep them coming.

  • Jan says:


  • Greg Bottini says:

    Mille grazie, Rocco!
    And please post any more of these hilarious clips that Rocco might send to you, Norman.