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Silhouettes of a conductor

Photo: Otto Bohler

Satirical images of a well-known conductor

The Brain Trust gets downright irreverent on this edition of Ether Game that celebrates satire, spoofs, and musical humor of all kinds.

Music Heard On This Episode

Rossini, Gioacchino: The Barber of Seville: Overture
Jamie Laredo, Scottish Chamber Orchestra — Rossini Operatic Overtures (Nimbus, 2012)
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Rossini, Gioacchino: The Barber of Seville: Overture
Jamie Laredo, Scottish Chamber Orchestra — Rossini Operatic Overtures (Nimbus, 2012)
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Liszt, Franz, arr. Jones: Liebstraume No. 3
Spike Jones and His City Slickers — The Jones Laughing Records (AVID Entertainment, 1998)
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Bartok, Bela: Concerto for Orchestra: IV. Intermezzo
George Szell, Cleveland Orchestra — Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5, Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra (Sony Classical, 1999)
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Satie, Erik: Embryons Desecches: 3. De Podopthalma
Jean-Yves Thibaudet — Satie: The Complete Solo Piano Music (Decca, 2003)
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Brahms, Johannes: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Berlin Philharmonic — Brahms: The Symphonies, Haydn Variations, Academic Festival Overture, Tragic Overture (Teldec, 1997)
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Schickele, Peter: Last Tango in Bayreuth
Tennessee Basson Quartet — Music for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion (Telarc, 1992)
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Mahler, Gustav: Symphony No. 5: I. Trauermarsch
Pierre Boulez, Berlin Philharmonic — Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (Deutsche Grammophon, 1997)
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Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da: Missa Papae Marcelli: Kyrie
Jeremy Summerly, Oxford Camerata — Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli, MIssa Aeterna (Naxos, 1994)
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Brooks, Mel: Blazing Saddles
Frankie Laine — Blazing Saddles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (La-La Land Records, 1974)
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