You have now.
BTW,Kapustin has died yesterday.
This is terrific. You made my day (both the end of Friday night and the beginning of Saturday.) Why do I keep this that NL (could have) created this himself? Hats off!
That’s hilarious! The only recording I know where the conductor takes those 11 solo bass drum strokes slowly – as it’s presented here (with the gun) – is Lorin Maazel’s earlier Vienna Philharmonic one (Decca). Anyway, I actually like much of that Vienna ‘second school’ music. It’s incredibly unique (if nothing else).
This is a classic.
Darn…now I have those tunes stuck in my head.
Hahaha Thank you Mr. Lebrecht!
I always knew all they needed was some good marketing.
It has been ages! Thanks so much for posting this; I can go to bed laughing. (And I LIKE Schoenberg.)
By the way, was Martin Bookspan the announcer?
It was Robert Conrad, long-time announcer for the Cleveland Orchestra. Matthias Bamert who was once a Resident Conductor of the CO is mentioned early on.
Haha “the greatest composers since Joachim Raff”
This is an oldie but goodie.
Great moments in there, especially the vacuum cleaner and the virtuostic writing of the Berg Violin Concerto.
This IS great!!! Cannot be funnier! Brightened my mood in the COVID gloom!
Scores of lovely melodies, all in a row.
And the point is? Anyway, The Rite – included on this – was written well before Stravinsky experimented with Serialism.
It is indeed a bit odd that they would include Stravinsky as a ‘special bonus’ – which makes perfect sense – but not use one of his serial works.
Brilliant! Thanks for sharing Norman.
Genius stuff – who put it together ?
Conductor Matthias Bamert. The voice says in the beginning: ‘The Matthias Bamert Society….”
It was a Cleveland Orchestra assistant conductor collaboration, written by Matthias Bamert and Kenneth Jean… and narrated by Robert Conrad, founder and longtime radio announcer of Cleveland’s classical music radio station WCLV.
Yes! This is correct. Norman, it would be good (and only fair) if you, unlike the person uploading this video, gave Robert Conrad credit. Also, this version is missing the end of the clip, present in another youtube upload of it.
Funny, but unfair. As are so many things that are funny.
I laughed hysterically! Am still laughing 10 minutes later.
It’s hilarious….. It seems that the conductor Mathias Bamert is behind it, clearly he doesn’t quite believe in the value of atonal dodecaphony (or: dodecacaphony as it is also often called).
But not everything in the collection is 12-tone, like Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire which should be defended, it is still (just yet) tonal, and tragically expressive, since the music refers to traditional tonal music all the time. The same goes for his Five Orchestral Pieces, which sound like late Mahler in overdrive. But good music survives funny jokes.
That’s the work (and narration) of Robert Conrad, longtime program director of WCLV Radio, Cleveland’s classical radio station.
In addition, here’s a bluegrass celebration of atonal music!
And we played all of these works…
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