Stichwörter: Mozart

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Opernhäuser – die schwarze Liste der ewig Gestrigen (Teil I)

Der Spielbetrieb des heutigen Opernbetriebes ist also extrem besorgniserregend in seinem immer stärker werdenden Anachronismus. Jede Inszenierung muss entweder eine „radikale Neudeutung“ eines schon tausend Mal durchgekauten Stoffes sein, oder es geht bei der neuen Uraufführung von XY gleich um die Neuerfindung des gesamten Genres

Everything that is wrong in „Mozart in the Jungle“, Season 2, Episode 10: „Home“ 0

Everything that is wrong in „Mozart in the Jungle“, Season 2, Episode 10: „Home“

So we’re onto season 2 of “Mozart in the Jungle” now! MIJ is a great show – it has perfect casting, witty scripts, great actors…and screenwriters who try to unsuccessfully imagine how the classical music scene works. Actually it sometimes even adds to the fun that they don’t have a...

Everything that is wrong in „Mozart in the Jungle“, season 2, episode 9: Amusia 3

Everything that is wrong in „Mozart in the Jungle“, season 2, episode 9: Amusia

So we’re onto season 2 of “Mozart in the Jungle” now! MIJ is a great show – it has perfect casting, witty scripts, great actors…and screenwriters who try to unsuccessfully imagine how the classical music scene works. Actually it sometimes even adds to the fun that they don’t have a clue, as we become witnesses to scenes and dialogue that would never happen in real life. Isn’t that what TV is about?
But as it is fun to nitpick here is a rundown of all the mistakes in season 2, episode by episode….

Everything that is wrong in Mozart in the Jungle Season 2, Episode 8: „Leave everything behind“ 1

Everything that is wrong in Mozart in the Jungle Season 2, Episode 8: „Leave everything behind“

So we’re onto season 2 of “Mozart in the Jungle” now! MIJ is a great show – it has perfect casting, witty scripts, great actors…and screenwriters who try to unsuccessfully imagine how the classical music scene works. Actually it sometimes even adds to the fun that they don’t have a clue, as we become witnesses to scenes and dialogue that would never happen in real life. Isn’t that what TV is about?

Everything that is wrong in Mozart in the Jungle Season 2 Episode 07, Can You Marry a Moon? 0

Everything that is wrong in Mozart in the Jungle Season 2 Episode 07, Can You Marry a Moon?

So we’re onto season 2 of “Mozart in the Jungle” now! MIJ is a great show – it has perfect casting, witty scripts, great actors…and screenwriters who try to unsuccessfully imagine how the classical music scene works. Actually it sometimes even adds to the fun that they don’t have a clue, as we become witnesses to scenes and dialogue that would never happen in real life. Isn’t that what TV is about?
But as it is fun to nitpick here is a rundown of all the mistakes in season 2, episode by episode….

When the Muppets made canonical pieces sound better. 0

When the Muppets made canonical pieces sound better.

When The Muppets made canonical pieces sound better by Jake Bellissimo (with some European perspective comments by Moritz Eggert) What comes to mind when you think of The Muppets? A typical assumption is that they’re an international staple of witty comedy for all ages. This is true—throughout the years they’ve...

Everything that is wrong with „Mozart in the Jungle“, Season 1, Episode 4 „You have insulted Tchaikovsky“ 3

Everything that is wrong with „Mozart in the Jungle“, Season 1, Episode 4 „You have insulted Tchaikovsky“

Of course there is nothing wrong with „Mozart in the Jungle“. It’s a great and funny series with fantastic actors, witty scripts and a theme that is not of your usual run-of-the-mill comedy soap. It is also based on a book which I recommended in the Neue Musikzeitung a while ago, even though readers will recognize little from the true life stories of New York oboist Blair Tindall in the TV version.
Nevertheless, watching the series as a classical musician makes you wonder how much exactly the producers actually know about the real world of classical music. And I don’t mean the sex and the drugs, because these certainly exist in classical music.
And because nitpicking is kind of fun, I present to you an ongoings series of in-depth analysis of the mistakes or at least idiosyncracies that crop up in…

Ein kleiner blinder Fleck der prüden Musikwissenschaft 2

Ein kleiner blinder Fleck der prüden Musikwissenschaft

Neulich sang ich bei einer Aufführung von Mozart wunderbarem Kanon „difficile lectu mihi mars et jonicu difficile“ mit. Ein kleineres Gelegenheitswerk des Meisters, K 559, nicht ganz so bekannt wie der ähnlich intendierte Kanon „Bona Nox, bist a rechter Ochs“.