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Title: Greatest ever "Beethoven 5th"?
Post by: Todd on October 28, 2010, 11:55:57 AM
You be the judge: http://tinyurl.com/2ehffu8 (http://tinyurl.com/2ehffu8)
Title: Re: Greatest ever Beethoven 5th?
Post by: mc ukrneal on October 28, 2010, 01:22:58 PM
You be the judge: http://tinyurl.com/2ehffu8 (http://tinyurl.com/2ehffu8)
I would have enjoyed it more if they had totally transformed it into latin instead of half latin / half classical. So I guess I am saying they should have gone more extreme!! Oh, and gotten rid of the orchestra.
Title: Re: Greatest ever Beethoven 5th?
Post by: dirkronk on October 28, 2010, 04:57:23 PM
OK...like, who were they? the Stars on Long Play? didn't already bastardize the poor piece enough by giving it a teeth-grinding disco beat back in the '70s, right? (In fact, IIRC, it was popular enough that they pretty much gave the same treatment to most of the better-known classical themes. I shudder to recall...)

Anyway, if these guys REALLY want a challenge, let 'em do their mambo thing with a Messaien piece. Catalogue d'oiseaux cha cha. THAT I'd like to hear.

 ::)

Dirk