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Re: Some Classical Music Jokes
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2014, 06:27:51 PM »
Ah, "The Devil's Dictionary". I'm honestly surprised that I remembered that from 11th grade literature.

Two about Stockhausen (from his website!):


HIP, n: Historically informed performance. What to praise when a Stockhausen group plays the right notes.

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« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2014, 11:04:42 AM »
Brahms.

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« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2014, 11:35:46 AM »
Brahms.
That's not funny!

(so many ways to interpret that...)
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« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2014, 03:34:56 PM »
But, what I'd like to know is "Why isn't there as much Brahms' music as there used to be?"
Beethoven's Op. 133 -- A fugue so bad that even Beethoven himself called it "Grosse".

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« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2014, 01:07:32 PM »
But, what I'd like to know is "Why isn't there as much Brahms' music as there used to be?"
...no takers?

Because he's decomposing!
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« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2014, 01:33:03 PM »
...no takers?

Because he's decomposing!
Here's a version I can link without copyright issues
http://m.youtube.com/results?q=decomposing%20composers%20python&sm=3

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« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2014, 09:07:27 AM »
Has anyone seen this? My cousins showed this to me a couple of weeks ago. I think that it is pretty clever, but I'm about 5 years behind (the video was posted in 2009).

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/zeoT66v4EHg" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/zeoT66v4EHg</a>
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« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2015, 02:29:16 PM »
You say Carmina
I say Carmana
You say Burina
I say Burana
Carmina, Carmana, Burina, Burana,
Let's Carl the whole thing Orff.
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« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2015, 04:06:21 PM »
What's the first thing a Trombonist says when he gets to work in the morning?

"Would you like fries with that?"

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« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2015, 12:38:14 AM »
What's the first thing a Trombonist says when he gets to work in the morning?

"Would you like fries with that?"
No, no, no! Everyone knows that trombonists all end up being Charlie Brown's teacher!
Beethoven's Op. 133 -- A fugue so bad that even Beethoven himself called it "Grosse".