Sunday, January 01, 2012

Making fun of conductors #1

Since conducting is such an arcane business, with no one - including most conductors - really knowing what is going on, making fun of us is a popular sport. So I've decided that my first blogpost of 2012 shall be a variety show featuring various comedians making fun of the art of conducting.

Some guys are funnier than others, and I personally find these first two attemps at 'humor' slightly embarrasing, but since others will disagree, lets get things started with Rowan Atkinson and Weird Al Yankovic:






Displaying a more profound comic talent is the eternally brilliant Victor Borge here demonstrating firstly the importance of chosing the right baton:



...and secondly unveiling the mystery:


To end this  first installlment of "Making fun of conductors", here's the very funny "HOW TO CONDUCT Lesson 1", poking fun of a specific breed of conductors; the aging, selfabsorbed charlatans that give masterclasses as if they were God's gift to music. If you've ever encountered someone like that, you're gonna enjoy "Lesson 1" a lot:



P.S. If you know of any videos that you think I should feature in the second installment, leave a comment
below.

Happy Newyear!

- Jesper

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