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About what musicians joke?

Musical classical art are considered business serious, and playing musical instruments only for profane persons remains only game. Actually...

Actually, in the musical environment, as well as in any other, it is accepted to joke. For designation of this “occupation“ there is even a special term. As the international musical language is language of Italy, “joke“ literally means to all musicians of the world of Scherzo . However during different eras of “scherzo“ was a miscellaneous. Vilanella`s

from the 16th century

Somehow time we with the girlfriend went to a concert of an orchestra of ancient music. Sat with direct backs, did not rustle with chocolate wrappers, listened - listened, and at any moment did not sustain and began... to laugh in cams that nobody noticed. And our reaction was quite adequate and we should not have been confused then. Singers that evening executed the Italian vilanella, and the kind of these songs - made laugh us of a moresk . “Gibberish“ of Moors was transferred in it by means of various syllables (“ki - ki“, “ku - ku“, “meow - meow“, “on - on“) and the barking guttural sounds. The social status of the last was reflected by also rough, obscene curses, as defined a genre of such music.

I think that not less we would be amused also by other kind of a vilanella - a three-part dzhustiniana . In it parodiyno, with characteristic repetitions - “stutters“ is narrated about adventures of three old men, “who still are interested in amorous adventures, but are so old that are not necessary to anybody, except selling courtesans“ (D. Arnold).

of Coffee from Johann - Sebastian

the Cantata - the most serious genre of choral music. And here to you - next * a bakhovsky joke. “The coffee cantata“ as musical historians note, became a peculiar response to the social movement urged to forbid women to drink... coffee (was considered that this drink will make them sterile).

The plot is simple. Young Lizkhen`s beloved accustomed her to the use of modern drink which appeared in Europe quite recently. The girl`s father resolutely against passion of the daughter to Claus and coffee. Despite numerous appeals “Drink coffee less, the friend!“, in the key aria the conclusion is drawn: “Ah! As taste of coffee is sweet! Is more gentle, than one thousand kisses, are more sweet, than muscat wine!“ The happy ending of the opera is traditional: young people play a wedding, and the irreconcilable father drinks for their health... coffee cup.

“Surprise“ from Haydn

the composer`s Contemporaries - the classic Josef Haydn, apparently, not too appreciated his Hi - a class. Perhaps did not even suspect about it. And how still to treat the young man who for “full professional unfitness“ is expelled from chorus which earns by correspondence of notes, becomes then the singing teacher and the vagrant musician, works as the violinist, the organist, the accompanist and lives on attics, and sometimes spends the night on a bench in some Vienna park? ** Perhaps from - for such misunderstandings frequenters of the London concert halls, having settled more conveniently in chairs, with pleasure filled up when behind a conductor`s stand there was Haydn?

And then especially for the public which is filling up not in the bed, the classic composes the symphony. Its second part as a lullaby begins - quietly and umirotvoryayushche, but at the most necessary moment, it is unexpected for with pleasure dozed off, thunderous blows of timpani and fortissimo *** all orchestra are distributed. The symphony fans of music called “Surprise“, and history kept for us this legend.

“Perpetual motion“ from Johann Strauss and the American typewriter

Musicians never remained away from world problems and even... technical revolutions.

Martyn: That such perpetuum mobile?
Berthold: Perpetuum mobile, that is perpetual motion. If I find perpetual motion, then I do not see borders to creativity human... you see my kind Martyn to do gold - a task tempting, opening, maybe, curious, but to find perpetuum mobile... About!...
A.S. Pushkin “Scenes from knightly times“ Still scientific is very serious

, but vainly solved a problem of the perpetual motion machine and tried to place at service to mankind energy, musicians composed plays with the similar name, showing to public the never-ending movement to musical jokes. For example, such, as at I. Strauss in the Scherzo under the name “Perpetual motion“.

What dictated the appeal of the American composer of the last century Leroy Anderson to use as a musical instrument of the typewriter, it is necessary only to guess. Perhaps to all fault its education? Anderson graduated from the Harvard university, conservatory in New England, was a linguist and in perfection mastered the Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, German, French, Italian, Portuguese languages. “The concert composed by it for the typewriter with an orchestra“ steadily causes admiration and a smile.

And that the reader cheered up a little, we finish digression to lightly sounding world of classics a joke about musicians:

There is a rehearsal of the state symphonic orchestra, the conductor on the 100-th time forces to change the same place:

- The second violin, again you lose speed! Once again from the seventeenth figure!

Play again. The conductor is dissatisfied again:

- Stop, feet, feet! Flute, here not la, a la - a flat! Once again.

The timpanist does not maintain and in protest became enraged bangs on all the drums and timpani. A wild roar, all fade in catalepsy... The conductor leads round a heavy look an orchestra, long is silent, then asks:

- Well and who made it? * to Fans of music also the part from the suite of SI - a minor is well-known

And. - S. Bach which and is called - “Joke“.

** “If I had a talent, I would be recognized at once, - subsequently about it Haydn playfully used to say. - But I, probably, was ingenious, and geniuses, as we know, always first are not understood, so to lives it is brought... So it was necessary to suffer for the time being... Such is at us, at geniuses, a fate“.

*** Very loudly.