Funny of the Week
by Melissa Wimbish
Is this really a question? We are, like, the funniest.
Among the few well-known are P.D.Q. Bach aka Peter Schickele, who wrote an oratorio called Oedipus Tex (it includes a movement called the “O.K. Chorale”), English comedian Dudley Moore who liked to compose in his spare time, and locally, the folks behind Lyric Opera’s collaboration with Second City this past June.
Still there’s always room for more humor in music’s most self-serious genre. Violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo certainly seem to think so. The duo, who go by Igudesman & Joo, have gotten major hits on YouTube for their classical music parodies (See: Rachominov had big hands). Before their show at the Symphony Center on Friday, they took a few minutes to chat… Read the full article here.