Why Haydn's Surprise Symphony sucks ass

Dude, it's not surprising anymore. If he really wanted the effect to work more than once, he should have notated it so the big BLAAAAAT was in a different place every time it was performed.

(Don't get me started on how modern performances of the Miracle Symphony completely omit the chandelier crashing to the floor.)


2 comments:

Jodie said...

I suppose you also want the singer who plays Tristan to die on every opening night of Tristan and Isolde, too. :-)

eeka said...

Ideally.