06. October 2009 · 2 comments · Categories: TQOD

Bank of America really needs some new ‘on-hold’ music. I’m not sure it even qualifies as music…too much oboe.

(Women, you can ignore this one.)

Seriously … this is from a Men’s mag. Where men learn to be better men. Whew.

Here’s the list:

1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
2. Johann Sebastian Bach, The Goldberg Variations
3. Antonio Vivaldi, The Four Seasons
4. Georges Bizet, Carmen
5. Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)
6. George Frederic Handel, Messiah
7. Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring
8. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Missa Papae Marcelli
9. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1
10. Dmitri Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor

So men … off to the record store with you!

The story is that the pianist thought she was playing a different concerto and was surprised when the orchestra began playing. I can imagine a pianist getting the wrong concerto info, but I can’t imagine finding out at the first rehearsal; usually a soloist goes over the work with the conductor. Or at least talks about it. But I’m going to assume it’s true. Because I prefer to think things are true when I’m told they are. 🙂