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Who is this man?
December 16, 2010
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My other guess would be Arthur Nikisch. Will this make me 0 for 2?
I have already confirmed that my first guess, Henry Wood, is wrong.
Chris beat me to the Nikisch punch.
BTW: what happened to Devo? Got an email about a post which is now gone — were you not satisfied with it?
Re Devo … After I posted it (but not before) I realized that the video had been blocked from embedding (you had to watch it on YouTube), so I took it down. Sorry about that. I spent some time after that trying to figure out a way to include the video on this blog, but was unsuccessful.
I’ve had the song in my head all day (their version of it). Might have to invest the $0.99 to download it.
Oh, it’s just that it was a really cool video, as well. I could upload the song by itself. Maybe I will.
Looks like you all enjoyed playing this game. Yes, it is indeed the conductor Arthur Nikisch.
Here’s Wikipedia: “Arthur Nikisch Hungarian: Nikisch Artúr; 12 October 1855 –23 January 1922) was a Hungarian conductor who performed internationally, holding posts in Boston, London and – most importantly -Berlin. He was considered an outstanding interpreter of the music of Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Liszt. Johannes Brahms praised Nikisch’s performance of his Fourth Symphony as ‘quite exemplary, it’s impossible to hear it any better.’ ”
He also made one of the first recordings of a complete symphony, of Beethoven’s 5th with the Berlin Philharmonic in 1912.
Nikisch, eh? I was going to guess Elton John disguised as a man.
I was going to guess Edward MacDowell. I’m glad I didn’t.
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