Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Orchestra of the Age of the Environment

BBC Radio 3 presenter Louise Fryer (left) is gaining something of a cult following for her faux pas. In April she famously muddled her Mozart and Haydn quartets. And during tonight's BBC Prom she introduced the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment as the Orchestra of the Age of the Environment. Just don't let her near the Prom on September 8. One of the composers is Julius Fučík

Now learn how to pronounce Annie Proulx.
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4 comments:

Pliable said...

Louise Fryer is a wise lady. For most of her following announcements she called the band the OAE.

Pliable said...

Email received:

Good thing they were not playing any Johann-Joseph Fux!

I remember years ago seeing an advertising brochure for the Vancouver Symphony of their upcoming season. Writing about the Beethoven Ninth, they said :
"Beethoven wrote 9 Symphonies, 111 Piano Sonatas and 136 String Quartets"!

WOW! So much repertoire that I missed!

Cheers
David Cavlovic

Pliable said...

In fairness, we all make mistakes.

One of my many eagle-eyed readers has just emailed me to point out I made the classic faux pas of awarding William Howard Schuman a second 'n' in my birthday post.

Pliable said...

Classical music posting ot the week award, plus an endearing faux pas.