I’ve just discovered the wonderful (and occasionally obscene) Twitter account Threatening Music Notation. It’s filled with pictures of strange slices of musical notation, such as instructions to consume cocaine, mooing like a cow, slapping a fish, and producing fart-like sounds.
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What’s going on in the above selection? Twitter user @ONEiROSEB says that it’s a selection from the works of Victor Borge, a Danish-American musical comedian.
Borge was famous for his physical comedy while playing the piano on stage. In this recording, he plays Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody #2 with the help of Şahan Arzruni, classical pianist. At the 2:00 mark, Borge stands up, sits on the keyboard, then sits back down to continue playing with his fingers.
-via Rebecca Baumann