Saturday, January 15, 2011

#15 The Smell of Parody

These small phrases are always so vivid and true for the first time–but then, they are repeated by other instrument, and then once more, and that's pure mockery.

It's all funny: alla polka, the false ending in the middle, pauses, last thirty seconds, all the affectation and pretending. Great piece of music.

Composer: Bedřich Smetana
Work: String Quartet No. 1
Recording: Škampa Quartet

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