Cosa fan tutta, tutu, tut… vs the cool crowd
Have you noticed how nobody can pronounce this one?
DaPonte: … and the biggest joke of all shall be its title!
One of my colleagues likes to listen to ClassicFM and although the playlist is mostly waltzes, 19th century stuff with cymbals, Mozart piano music, waltzes, film music, Elgar, more waltzes or arias recorded at least 30 years ago, the posh sounding DJs have somehow not managed to learn how to say the opera titles/aria names the composer failed to provide in English for our convenience. I haven’t felt so proud of my Italian opera title proficiency in a good while.
Conclusion: the music selection might be mostly boring, but listening to ClassicFM DJs’ mangled Italian will make you feel good about yourself.
PS: the prize of the current ClassicFM competition is a trip to Maastricht to visit Andre Rieu’s fairy castle. I mean, come on! Who would refuse that?! I did. I went to Maastricht last month, spent more time than strictly necessary and I still failed to visit that wonder of the classical world 😦
Posted on June 15, 2019, in mozart, random thoughts and tagged cosi fan tutte, mozart. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.
Is ClassicFM as geriatric as our 96.3 Classical? I find listening to it (which I hardly do anymore since I only ever used to while driving to refereeing gigs) hilarious. All the ads are for retirement homes or funeral plans. Going to one of their recording sessions is even weirder.
pretty much! One of the ads I heard was for ear wax cleaning products and another one is for Fiat Panda 4X4.
Kind of makes me glad we don’t have commercial classical stations anymore…
it isn’t quite as bad as I made it sound. After listening for a few days, I caught more Rameau than Einaudi. Then there was the AsVO / d’Oustrac Barcarole to disprove my 30 years old arias claim.
Oh I only meant in terms of advertising. Music-wise, it sounds slightly better than our local public station.
so what adverts do you have? I’m curious now.
Most classical stations in the US are now public radio. So we don’t get ads, but we do now get reasonably bourgeois sponsorship spots were a dj reads a thing like “This hour made possible by X Corp Asset Management…[insert corporate tagline here].” …In addition to on-air fundraising days several times a year.
so they are public but “made possible” by corporations?
It’s a mix of underwriting from big and small business, plus grants from foundations (often corporate money), and a yearly Congressional appropriation in the federal budget (ie tax revenue). Oh, “And listeners like you…”
Sort of like congresscritters
Yes except the money goes to support other people’s performances
You haven’t posted in a while so I’m just leaving this here…https://twitter.com/samstennis189/status/1170443130526502912 Hashtag Romanian mother? (Or South Slav mother equally, come to think of it… and a we’ve heard from hashtag Chinese mother and hashtag Jamaican mother on twitter too.)
the comments are funny as all getout! But, yes, “She’s at the end of her career, anyway, so don’t you get all comfy about this win. I’ll see you after the next 10hrs of practice.”