Give Now

Ether Game

Double Take

The Ether Game Brain Trust takes a second look at some surprising musical moments!

Violins

Photo: Fox Mitchell (Flickr)

We're seeing double on this week's show!

This week, we’re looking at some surprising works that might make you want to look again. It’s double the fun on a show we’re calling “Double Take.”

Did you know…

  • Audiences do a double take during the end of the otherwise playful opera Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart when the statue of the Commendatore comes to life, joins Don Giovanni for dinner, and drags him into hell!
  • The “Surprise” Symphony No. 94 by Franz Joseph Haydn was written during Haydn’s residency in London, and includes a surprise fortissimo “jump” in the quiet second movement (hence the nickname, “Surprise”).
  • A few years ago, shoppers in a supermarket in England were surprised when a group of musicians organized a flash mob to perform George Frideric Handel’s Zadok The Priest in the middle of the produce section! The whole event was made into a viral video.

See the full playlist below:

And don’t forget to check out our podcast of this week’s show!

Music Heard On This Episode

Loading...

Stay Connected

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Ether Game:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

About Ether Game

Search Ether Game

Ether Game is on Twitter