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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Let's Dance

Being essentially a closetet luddite, I am unable to make the hysterical 12-Tone Masters Commercial available here for you, so I will direct you to Alex Ross' post, where he's somehow made it available for download. Hilarious. (And how does one do that, tech-wise?) He told me he was persuaded by the Lulu Scream; myself, I was in stitches at the announcer's saying "Let's Dance" in reference to a Schoenberg Waltz. Thanks to close close friend Stephanie Mortimore for passing it on, and to another old friend, Edwin Outwater, for cluing Alex and myself in on the source of this hysterical sound byte--which I've now listened to at least 20 times!

6 Comments:

Anonymous Marc Geelhoed said...

There was a line in there to the effect of checking out Webern's "romantic" Symphony, I think, that tore me apart, and his "sick, er, Six Orchestral Pieces." And I like those pieces!

3:30 PM  
Blogger Tim Rutherford-Johnson said...

'How many times have we been stunned by the virtuoso violin writing in Alban's Violin Concerto?' - that nearly cost me a rib!

(If you want to host mp3s you need some server space with your internet service provider, then you just put the mp3 up there and link to it from your blog. But this isn't a service that Blogger provide, you need a third party service provider.)

2:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Classical Music? Define your terms:

http://www.newmusicbox.org/chatter/chatter.nmbx?id=4529


And check out the finished Porgy:

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060219/ENTERTAINMENT05/602190313/1069

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you read this?

http://www.slate.com/id/2136714/

11:39 AM  
Anonymous amy said...

Yup, the "Let's Dance" is what got me, too. Happy to see/read you in blogland--thanks to Mr. Ross's reference. By the way, any trips to SF in your future?

2:46 PM  
Blogger Hucbald said...

I'm with Tim: The "virtuoso" violinist scratching at the open strings just doubled me up. Of course, Igor's guest appearance was also a toss-your-head-back-and-laugh moment. Who put that together, anyway? It's brilliant.

George

11:15 AM  

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