Muddle-headed Kay (mhw) wrote,
Muddle-headed Kay
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*earbleed*

I don't normally post links to YouTube videos, but this one I have to share.

I'm warning you beforehand, explicitly, that if you have any ear for music whatsoever, you're going to hate it, and probably me. It's the Orquestra Sinfônica de Sergipe from Brazil massacring the finale of Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony #3 in so many ways that it's almost a perfect example of How Not To Do It.

If you can bear it, try listening to work out who's not in tune with whom, and when. My feeling is that the answers are "everyone", "everyone else" and "nearly all the time". It will also be instructive for any brass players among you.

I hope that they're an amateur orchestra, because nobody should be paid for playing so badly. And this isn't a "let's just play it through and see what happens" rehearsal; it's obviously the Real Thing.

And what's most scary of all is the applause at the end. I had expected overripe fruit and dead cats, not plaudits.

Don't say that I haven't warned you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5P5EFjRupE&feature=related
Tags: massacre, mayhem, music
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