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Funniest Classical Orchestra Ever… – Rainer Hersch

October 19, 2019


Do you ever wonder what happens to your luggage once you’ve checked it in? So does British Airways. 160 Destinations. 90 Countries worldwide… …could be in any one of them. The first violins, second violins, violas and cellos – that’s the basic formation… Now some orchestras, they swap the cellos and the second violins, like that… The Philharmonia, they’ve sat like that on occasion – that’s right isn’t it? ‘Yes, very much so…’ Other orchestras use another formation – this one here where they basically stick the… …percussion, woodwind…brass at the front and the strings in a jumble at the back. That’s if they really hate their audience Other orchestras use this one. This one is the ‘giant poodle’ formation… Very popular. This next one, this is the ‘Tetris’ formation… That was very popular in the early ’90’s that one. And this next one, this is the formation you get if you put…a bar into the rehearsal area…

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