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With Conductors Like This…

…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.



Comment from Eric SHanfield
Time: May 1, 2008, 2:43 pm

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

Comment from Steve Layton
Time: May 1, 2008, 2:47 pm

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

Comment from James Combs
Time: May 1, 2008, 3:13 pm

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

Comment from david toub
Time: May 1, 2008, 4:22 pm

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


Comment from Eric Shanfield
Time: May 2, 2008, 6:56 am

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?