So... afraid of classical music, are you?? Try a dose of giggles! Have a heap of some humorous music!!
Recently, a friend sent me a YouTube link to a Polish quartet who call themselves The MozART Group. I watched the video that my friend sent. And then I watched another and another and another. Although there are currently 49 YouTube videos listed for this group, I decided not to watch all of them in one sitting. My cheeks and my sides were starting to hurt from laughing so hard!
The MozART Group says:
"We exist despite the sober formality of great concert halls, despite the boredom of classical musicians' life, despite fanatic lovers of classical music, despite fans of rock, rap or pop who are afraid of classical music. We treat our Muse with a humorous irony and we're sure, she will have nothing against it!"
One way to enjoy classical music is to not take it so seriously. Laugh at it. Laugh with it. Have fun!!!
So why not try what the Denver Public Library has to offer:
Victor Borge - a Danish comedian, conductor and pianist. SO FUNNY!!
- DVD Victor Borge: Then and Now
- DVD Victor Borge: The Great Dane of Comedy
- DVD Victor Borge: Birthday Gala
- DVD Victor Borge's Funniest Moments
- DVD The Best of Victor Borge: Act One & Two
Peter Schickele, aka P. D. Q. Bach- an American composer, musical educator and parodist. GREAT FUN!!
And for kids, try the original rendition of Peter and the Wolf op. 67 composed by Sergey Prokofiev and then listen to this humorous piece by Peter Schickele called Sneaky Pete and the Wolf for chuckles.
Not all classical music is stuffy and stiff. So take my advice and have some fun!!
You forgot Anna Russell, who did brilliantly hilarious routines on opera.
Thanks for telling me about Anna Russell. I was not aware of her and I'll definitely have to check her out on Youtube. =)
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