We usually save fun posts for the end of the week but for whatever reason, it feels like the end of the week and that’s good enough for me.
First up is a video from the Berlin Philharmonic horn section, playing he Hunting Chorus from Freischütz* inside a cable car. On the surface, that would seem to be a remarkably loud setting but they don’t seem to mind. The really fun part arrives after they get to the top of the mountain and continue playing out in the cold. Don’t miss the adorable little girl in the pink hat at the 2:24 mark who fills in as a human music stand. I don’t know if she was part of their group or not but either way, she got drafted into service for the video and it’s definitely a #winning moment.
Next up is some satire in the form of a step by step guide (18 of them) on how to become a classical musician. Although it’s loaded with inside jokes rooted in dark humor, that doesn’t mean you have to wear the scars of the modern conservatory system to laugh your way through all 4:15.
My particular favorite: “Step 3: practice…for the rest of your life.”
* Fun Fact: Microsoft Word kept trying to autocorrect “Freischütz” into “Fishnets.”