Something for the weekend. Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major.  I don’t speak a word of Japanese, but this poignant story is as clear as glass.

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Canon in D Major


Something for the weekend.  Canon in D Major by Johann Pachelbel.  This is the 1968 performance conducted by Jean-François Paillard that single-handedly rescued this grand piece of music from the obscurity of centuries.

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Rubber Chicken Version of Pachelbel’s Canon in D






(I originally posted this at TAC and thought the Pachelbel and/or rubber chicken mavens of Almost Chosen People might enjoy it.)

Hattip to commenter Dale Price for this example of lunatic genius.  As for that whirring sound that you hear, well that should be obvious.

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Canon in D


Something for the weekend.  A nice mild October Saturday.  Time to celebrate with Pachelbel’s Canon in D.  Perhaps the greatest of the middle Baroque composers, Johann Pachelbel enjoyed enormous popularity in his lifetime.  After his death in 1706, with changing fashions in music, he was largely forgotten.  This changed dramatically in 1968 with a recording of Canon D by Jean-Francois Paillard.  Great Art never really ceases to be great Art, it merely slumbers until new audiences appear to appreciate it.

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