Sunday, September 23, 2007

Da da da dummmmm

The opening four notes of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony constitute the most recognizable four note intro in the history of music (with the possible exception of the Dragnet theme). Anybody who doesn't appreciate classical music can still appreciate the portent inherent in the opening - and, very likely, they can appreciate the rest of the work as well.

Here, Sid Caesar and Nanette Fabray, playing husband and wife, act out an argument to the strains of the symphony. Not a word is spoken, but everything is said loud and clear.

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