…Who needs an aerobic DVD? The clip title is roughly “Maraca Driven Crazy”, but I don’t think that’s the only thing coming unhinged here. Though this was posted around a year ago, I can’t help feeling that somewhere in Italy they’re still running through this phrase, over and over… (The piece rehearsed is Reich, but I’m not sure which piece; help, anyone?) Thanks to my wonderful cellist pal Francesco Dillon for the tip to the clip.

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5 Responses to “With Conductors Like This…”
  1. Eric SHanfield says:

    It’s Tehillim, isn’t it? First movement, I think, second section, where the organs come in with the voices.

  2. Steve Layton says:

    That’s what I was thinking, but just wasn’t sure without the other parts surrounding it. Thanks!

  3. James Combs says:

    Thats pretty cool. That conductor really knew what he was after!

  4. david toub says:

    Yup, definitely Tehillim, but I’ve never heard it sound…quite…like…this

    Oy!

  5. Eric Shanfield says:

    Well, that part of Tehillim explains the maracas, at least, although I wonder why the conductor has them–shouldn’t he be beating the little triangle 3s and trying to coordinate all those ridiculously close canons at that point in the movement?

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