Smiles and Tears

February 9, 2019, 7:00 pm

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Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires from Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Humor in music is fun to do, but it is not easy to pull off. This week we have a few great examples that even Mozart would laugh along with. Starting with Paquito D’Rivera’s rendition of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto and ending with catching a musical disease Tanguitis.


Adagio/ sobre un tema de Mozart, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Paquito D’Rivera
Paquito D’Rivera, clarinet; Alex Brown, piano; Renaud Garcia-Fons, double-bass; Mark Miralta, drums; Pablo Zinger, conductor

Botija de mi Pais, by Ruben Rada
Ruben Rada, voice

Variaciones sobre un Tema de Rada, by Federico Garcis Vigil
Orquesta Filarmonica de Montedvideo; Federico Garcia Vigil, conductor

Tanguitis, by Alfredo Rugeles
Martha Marchena, piano

Concerto Grosso alla Rustica, by Johan Sebastian Mastropiero
Les Luthiers

Ollantay, Op. 17, by Alberto Ginastera
Odense Symphony Orchestra; Jan Wagner, conductor