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Everybody Plays the Fool

Ether Game asks, can you name this tune? Here's a hint... One good prankster deserves another.

A smiling clown shaped hot air balloon

Photo: Hamdan Zakaria

A smiling clown shaped hot air balloon [full of Ether Game enthusiasts] lifts off at the Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2009.

Silliness ensues on our April Fool’s Day show!

Music Heard On This Episode

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Rigoletto: Prelude and Opening Scene
Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor; Renato Ercolani, baritone; Orchestre e Coro del Teatro alla Scala; Teullio Serafin, conductor
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Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Rigoletto: Prelude and Opening Scene
Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor; Renato Ercolani, baritone; Orchestre e Coro del Teatro alla Scala; Teullio Serafin, conductor
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Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953): Lt. Kijé Suite: Romance
Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Eduardo Mata, conductor
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Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Carnaval: Pierrot; Arlequin; Valse Noble
Mitsuko Uchida, piano
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Darl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739-1799): Arcifanfano, King of Fools: Overture
Clarion Music Society; Newell Jenkins, conductor
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Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Staatskapelle Dresden; Rudolf Kempe, conductor
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John Philip Sousa (1854-1932): The Liberty Bell March
Eastman Wind Ensemble; Frederick Fennell, conductor
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Gustav Holst (1874-1934): The Perfect Fool (Ballet Music)
Philharmonia Orchestra; William Boughton, conductor
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Augusta Holmès (1847-1903): Overture for a Comedy
Rheinland-Pfalz Philharmonic; Samuel Friedmann, conductor
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Don Covay (b. 1938): Chain of Fools
Aretha Franklin
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