Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Cartoons Just Aren't the Same Online, Though

It figures that the week I let my New Yorker subscription lapse is the one they run a humor piece that parodies orchestra program notes. Good thing it's online. (via Tim Mangan)

That's Yoni Brenner, the only New Yorker humorist I've ever laughed at besides Jack Handey. His batshit-insane depiction of Brahms is particularly funny.

The satirical description of the last movement of "La Mer" -- "pits roiling strings against strident brass, belligerent woodwinds, and unhinged timpani bent on physical reprisal" -- would actually make a pretty good non-satirical description of the finale of Nielsen's Fourth Symphony.


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