Monday, February 05, 2018

Hindemith's Flying Dutchman Overture

The title may have you scratching your head if you know a little bit about classical music in general and opera in particular. The Flying Dutchman is a famous opera by Wagner, so where does the later composer Hindemith come in? Well, he took the famous Wagner tune and distorted it into his own composition Overture to the Flying Dutchman as played at sight by a second-rate Concert Orchestra at the Village Well at 7 o'clock in the morning. And the result is hilarious, as well as stunningly musical. Do give this one a try.

Copyright statement: image by George Grie [GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons.