2007   FEBRUARY 22   #053

Valjean - Mashin' the Classicks

MP3:
01 Mr. Mozart's Mash (Mozart - Sonata in C) (2:39)
02 Bird Mash (Mendelssohn - Spring Song) (1:58)
03 Mashanova (Rubenstein - Melody in F) (2:19)
04 Little Mash Muffet (Haydn - Surprise Symphony) (2:00)
05 Hungarian Mash #5 (Brahms - Hungarian Dance #5) (1:58)
06 The Minute Mash (Chopin - Minute Waltz) (2:43)
07 Mashville, USA (Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody) (2:06)
08 Mash Militaire (Schubert - Marche Militaire) (2:40)
09 Two for the Mash (Mendelssohn - Wedding March) (2:17)
10 Mashacre in G (Beethoven - Minuet in G) (1:59)
11 Mashmellow Pudding (Mozart - Turkish March) (1:59)
12 Mashing Along (Tschaikowsky - 1812 Overture) (1:59)

You know a particular style of music has run it's course when someone uses it as the template to re-imagine old classical music workhorses (see "A Fifth of Beethoven"). Consider this album by Valjean (Johns), a classically-trained pianist probably best-known for performing the theme to the TV show "Ben Casey". Crazy, daddy-o, crazy.

- Contributed by: Stark Effect

Image: Front Cover (courtesy of: Philip Jackson)

Media: 12" LP
Album: Mashin' the Classicks
Label: Carlton
Catalog: 146
Date: 1963