Robin Usher of Australia’s “The Age” newspaper reports that
a secret revolt by leading Melbourne Symphony musicians led to the decision by the orchestra’s management to terminate the contract of its chief conductor and artistic director, Oleg Caetani.
Unfamiliar with the work of Mr. Caetani, I did a bit of sleuthing.Â OK now, seriously — does anybody else find this video unintentionally hilarious?Â It exists in French, Italian, English and German… I’m going with the latter (lattest?) just because that’s the first one I found and I just like it the best.Â Also, isn’t the unintentional hilarity of this video somehow amplified by its being on YouTube?Â Or is it just me?
The Caetani video brings to mind the work of the jazz piano teacher/satirist Austin McBride. YouTube has all of his “Expert Village 2009” takes on such topics as 5/4 timing and polyrhythms.
I just learned everything I need to know. Why are you wasting your time in school?