Highlighting the fact that there are no obstacles, only opportunities, here is today’s special video on Allegri’s Miserere
I hope you enjoyed that (of course, if you want to hear the whole Miserere, this time without elemental assistance and much more serious, you can find it here).
If you’re at the Catapulting into Classical website on 1 April, you’ve already seen my modified header illustration. If not, here is a link to my special edition, uniquely overpopulated header.
And it wouldn’t be April Fools’ Day without a little PDQ Bach, this time proving the point that there is always another way to play an instrument. Here is a little known, less understood piece of virtuosic writing, the Sonata for Viola 4 Hands and Harpsichord, Schickele number S 440.
And if that only whetted your appetite for more PDQ Bach (I’m sorry), may I suggest this vintage recording of the Konzertschtick for Two Violins mit Orchestra, featuring soloists Peter Schickele and Itzhak Perlman (really). Oh, and John Williams is conducting. Schickele’s violin technique can only be described as…creative.
Enjoy your day!
PSS. Yes, the bassoon player is surrounded by reed shavings. Well, just because.