tags: Konzerthaus-Musiker spielen Brahms und Ravel, Vuvuzela-Konzert, Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, Berlin, Germany, Helge von Niswandt, vuvuzela, vuvuzela concert, humor, satire, funny, silly, fucking hilarious, your inner child, music video, streaming video
Those of you who think Germans can’t laugh have not lived in Germany. Die Zeit (The Time), a left-leaning German weekly newspaper that is highly respected for its quality journalism, has recorded a vuvuzela mini-concert. In this charming video, three brass players from the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, led by “ensemble abrassador,” Helge von Niswandt, give a mock-solemn demonstration of the musical properties of the vuvuzela. They do their level best with the chorale theme from Brahms’s First Symphony — “the famed vuvuzela chorale” — and a bit of Ravel’s Boléro.