space odyssey 2001 : orchestra fail

All musicians remember their roots back in elementary, middle and high school music programs…as we played arranged classics that were meant to inspire us and make it feel that we could someday be playing real stuff. The arrangements of the finale of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, the terrible versions of Spring from the Four Seasons or the scaled back versions of Saint-Saen’s Danse Macabre. This video has always made me laugh…because all of us have been at one of those school concerts and heard something get butchered…but this takes the cake. I give you Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra.