Thoughts From the Snuggle Chair #59

(This is a scheduled post!)

This Leonora Overture #3 is from 2010 and was performed as an interlude during the scene change between the “Namenlose Freude” Duet and the Final Chorus “Heil sei dem Tag” from the Opera Fedelio, Opus 72. This is from a live performance at the Zurich Opera House. The beginning of Part One has a few seconds of the end of the Duet, and the end of Part two has the beginning of the next scene.

Naturally, Carl and I didn’t see this performance, but we experienced the full Overture #3 which should be BRILLIANT!  I will tell you how things went in Sunday’s post.

But these clips give you an idea of what a genius Bernard Haitink is!


Part 1 – Leonora Overture No. 3, Bernard Haitink, Zurich Opera House – 2010

Part 2 - Leonora Overture No. 3, Bernard Haitink, Zurich Opera House – 2010


And for those of you NOT into Classical Music – here’s something fun for you!

Ormie is a Pig, in every sense of the word. Pig see cookie. Pig want cookie. But they are out of reach…or are they? See Ormie’s attempts to gain the warm sweet taste that is his obsession.

Ormie the Pig


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6 Responses to Thoughts From the Snuggle Chair #59

  1. miles says:

    This lil ormie-film made me laugh my a.. off. This walking lil desaster is soo persistent :)
    And didn’t he solve his problem ?
    I think, he did.
    Thanks a lot for finding us this little precious lil film.

    I hope dearly , that you inform us about a well wonderful performance at the Concertgebouw Orchestra Hall yesterday with Carl – and of “the whole event”, Which I surely believe, must have been an extraordinary experience for both of you.
    would you please say “thanks.” to Ben for his very “The Benliness Report” on friday – not to forget his Co-reporter David. :)
    <3 miles

  2. Day says:

    Thanks for this wonderful musical interlude by Beethoven, and the hilarious animated feature. In reading up on Bernard Haitink’s career, including his conducting debut with the Concertgebouw Orchestra on 7 November 1956, it is evident that you and Carl were in for a brilliant performance from a master conductor and world class orchestra. I hope you two lads about town had a wonderful evening — Cheers!


  3. John says:

    Gee`s ya could`a put some Johnny Cash on, from classical to pigs is there some
    message there ?

  4. Jerbear says:

    I see your point of view John. I also love Johnny Cash but I also love good old Ludwig and the other masters of classical music. I have very wide musical tastes and a music collection to suit my every mood. Yes, some music is an acquired taste but taking time to acquire the taste can be a worthwhile and eye opening, or should I say ear opening experience. Take this lad singing a traditional Spanish Flamenco song – until I came across this just a couple days ago, I had heard nothing quite like it:
    The music uses a different harmony and tonal structure then our untrained ears are used to I learned this here:
    My point is simply that there is a whole world of music and expanding one’s tastes can be an interesting experience.

    Viva la Musica!

  5. Evan says:

    I’m not a big fan of classical music but I was really impressed by the pieces you posted. All those changes in tempo made for a beautiful piece. And that Ormie the pig video was great. It reminds me so much of the old Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote cartoons with all those increasingly inventive attempts to get the cookies, only to arrive at the same result. It’s almost as though the cookies were saying “meep, meep!”


  6. John says:

    Yes, very interesting and I also agree on your point on music.
    And just for thr record I was just taking a little jab at our Friend by invoking JC
    Being a Senior Citizen, I feel I`m allowed.

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