Thursday, May 17, 2012

Musician humour

Musos are a funny bunch, with a specific humour. Many none musos might not know alternative names for famous classical pieces, such as:-

Smetana - The Bartered Bride, is often known as the Battered Bride. Yes, policital correctness has not got too far in our business just yet

Lehar - The Merry Widow, is affectionately know as the Weary Meadow

Schubert - Symphony no 9, the "Great C Major", is better known as the Great Sea Monster, due its length and challenging nature. I feel significantly older that the end of a performance of this piece than in the first bar

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