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Amanda Palmer and Tchaikovsky 1
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fzSked0WUg

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Amanda Palmer is a rock performance artist who happened to begin to play Tchaikovsky 1 during a concert. A little bit into it, she stops and jumps offstage to get someone else to do it while she basically loses her mind. I think it was done as a performance, but I still cringe at this video years later. Have you guys seen this video? What are your thoughts? Do you view this as an insult?

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Oh for Pete’s sake..... this was a pre-planned joke at a light-hearted event. It can’t be anything else.

If you find it offensive, try to lighten up; not everything in classical music needs to be taken seriously.

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I personally found it vulgar - I don't know about offensive/insulting, though. She's obviously not a classical musician, so she most likely doesn't share the same values as lovers of classical music - I don't think the audience did either. It is what it is. I can have a good laugh watching Victor Borge, but I didn't find anything funny about this at all.

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I saw this before. Who is it insulting? It's a joke. Harmless fun.

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I thought it was pretty funny. As said before, just some harmless fun!!



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She played it wrong. It goes like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV9YvlPSHZ8


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Very cute! Not one of my favorite pieces, but it's a good one for this sort of light-hearted fun.


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It's amazing what passes for entertainment, sometimes. I didn't get the impression (from what little I was able to watch) that the members of the BPO were having fun.


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I suspect that most of the musicians were having more fun than they would have if the played the Tchaikovsky straight.


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Originally Posted by BDB
I suspect that most of the musicians were having more fun than they would have if the played the Tchaikovsky straight.


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To me both her appearance and her seamingly drunk behaviour seemed unpleasant. Not to mention her playing. I didn't have fun watching this.


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