Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ach du lieber, Augustin

Wikipedia says this song was probably written by a dude named Augustin, in 1679. It's in old comedies and sounds like a joke today, but it's a real traditional German folk tune. It is usually heard as part of a medley, as in this painful, yet satisfying example:

These ladies  aren't just joking around. They give us the full, convincing, straight-faced performance:

Orchestral variations by Hummel -- is this intended for adults?

More posts soon!