Author Topic: Dudley Moore Beethoven Sonata Parody  (Read 272 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Todd

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 22162
Dudley Moore Beethoven Sonata Parody
« on: September 19, 2022, 08:13:02 AM »
This may be old hat to some, but it is new to me.  Love the coda: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GazlqD4mLvw
The universe is change; life is opinion. - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

People would rather believe than know - E.O. Wilson

Offline relm1

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1891
  • Location: California
Re: Dudley Moore Beethoven Sonata Parody
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2022, 04:03:03 PM »
Loved it!   ;D  You've got to be a hell of a musician if your comedy bit is based on classical music!

Offline Jo498

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 6181
  • Location: Germany
Re: Dudley Moore Beethoven Sonata Parody
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2022, 10:54:42 PM »
It's probably linked from these vids, Moore also did a totally mean impression/parody of Peter Pears (with "Britten"/English folk song).
Struck by the sounds before the sun,
I knew the night had gone.
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn.
(Bob Dylan)

Online vandermolen

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 25226
  • Location: Rotherfield, Sussex, UK
Re: Dudley Moore Beethoven Sonata Parody
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2022, 11:00:25 PM »
I loved Peter Cook and Dudley Moore (especially their 'Thunderbirds' sketch) but also Dud's jazz piano, as in 'Sooz Blooz' here (he was married to the actress Suzy Kendall at the time):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq2HbcCWOXI
(I like Dud's vocal contribution at 8:16)
« Last Edit: September 19, 2022, 11:09:53 PM by vandermolen »
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

Offline Pohjolas Daughter

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 9177
  • Location: USA
Re: Dudley Moore Beethoven Sonata Parody
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2022, 03:01:21 AM »
Hadn't watched that video before now.  That was brilliant! I didn't know that he was a talented organist, etc.!  I remember him from the movie Arthur:)

Jeffrey,  thanks for that jazz link.

PD

Offline Florestan

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 25046
  • Location: Bucharest, Romania
Re: Dudley Moore Beethoven Sonata Parody
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2022, 06:34:20 AM »
"In religion, philosophy and morality, obedience; in art and literature, independence." - Ricardo ViƱes

Offline Pohjolas Daughter

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 9177
  • Location: USA

Offline relm1

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1891
  • Location: California

Offline Pohjolas Daughter

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 9177
  • Location: USA
Re: Dudley Moore Beethoven Sonata Parody
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2022, 02:01:43 AM »
That was hilarious!  Let's not forget this gem too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS0q5Srx30g/url]
Love Victor Borge!  Don't recall watching that one before; thanks for posting it!

Do you recall his skit in which he reads from a book....and I won't give away how it goes (for those who haven't watched it before).

PD

Offline relm1

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1891
  • Location: California
Re: Dudley Moore Beethoven Sonata Parody
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2022, 04:50:39 AM »
Love Victor Borge!  Don't recall watching that one before; thanks for posting it!

Do you recall his skit in which he reads from a book....and I won't give away how it goes (for those who haven't watched it before).

PD

Nope - so post a link! I don't know him that much but love everything I've seen.  I especially like his naturally annoyed expression that is perfect for comedy, but he has obviously genuine talent.   Another funny one is Mr Bean conducting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSWpVId72Jo

There are lots of him doing music skits and they're all funny which is quite amazing since most of his humor is nonverbal expressions.


Offline Pohjolas Daughter

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 9177
  • Location: USA
Re: Dudley Moore Beethoven Sonata Parody
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2022, 05:07:22 AM »
Nope - so post a link! I don't know him that much but love everything I've seen.  I especially like his naturally annoyed expression that is perfect for comedy, but he has obviously genuine talent.   Another funny one is Mr Bean conducting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSWpVId72Jo

There are lots of him doing music skits and they're all funny which is quite amazing since most of his humor is nonverbal expressions.
Since it's not about music, I realized that I shouldn't post it here.

Check your PMs though.

PD