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 BolÃ©ro.
I laughed so hard the dog ran ran into the room to see what's up. Watch Helge's face grow redder and redder playing Bolero.
But Hitler doesn't like Die Vuvuzela (feminine?!?)...
I heard part of the "Bolero" and wondered how long it would be before we hear the vuvuzelas on our playing fields !!
Oh, THANK you.
@Lassi: part of what makes Germany do so well is that we stopped giving a flying **** about what Hitler thinks a while ago. ;)
There is something very Pythonesque about this performance. Could British humor now be infecting Germany?