Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"Surprise Symphony" by Haydn.

OK, let's go WAY back: This 1772 symphony was written while the composer was at his patron's summer home with his court orchestra. The patron had made them stay much longer than originally intended while leaving their wives back home. As a "subtle" hint, during the final adagio, the musicians stop playing in turn after playing small soli and leave the stage. Only 2 violins remain at the end. Symphony? Composer?

Yesterday's answer: "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tommy James and The Shondells. The ONLY Tommy James and The Shondells' song I ever remotely liked. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkMFLUXTEwM&feature=related "Weird Al's" cover was titled "I Think I'm A Clone Now"!

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