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The Ether Game Brain Trust's Top Five Musical Mix-ups

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During the 2019 Emmy Awards in September, audience members and viewers expected to pay tribute to the late Andre Previn in the ceremony's In Memorium montage. When Mr. Previn's moment arrived, instead they were presented with a picture of the very much alive Leonard Slatkin! Apologies were made and Slatikin later lauged about the mix-up during a Late Night television interview, but this prompted the Ether Game Brain Trust to look back in the archives at some examples of classical music mistaken identity.

Listen to this week's podcast for five wild stories of musical mix-ups in classical music. You'll find that historians aren't always completely certain of who wrote the most famous pieces of classical music.

 

Heard on this week's episode:

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685–1750)

TOCCATA AND FUGUE IN D MINOR, BWV 565

Diane Bish, organ

 

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–1791)

REQUIEM, K. 626: IV. Offertorium: Domine Hostias

Academy and Chorus of St Martin in the Fields

Sir Neville Marriner, conductor

 

Kreisler, Fritz (1875–1962)

ALLEGRETTO (in the style of Luigi Boccherini)

Joshua Bell, violin; Paul Coker, piano

 

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

CELLO CONCERTO IN D MAJOR

Maria Kliegel

Cologne Chamber Orchestra

Melmut Muller Bruhl, conductor

 

 

Pokorny, Franz Xaver (1729–1794)

HORN CONCERTO IN D: III. Tempo di giusto 

Hermann Baumann, horn

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Iona Brown, director

 

 

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