File This Under “I Don’t Get It”

YouTube is highlighting today a video that features a young girl playing Mozart around the world. Hence, the video's title "Where in Heaven is Mozart?" Now, the idea is nice. But why is Pachelbel's Canon the soundtrack for the clip? Is Eine kleine Nachtmusik no longer recognizable enough? Kind of suggests that we've officially achieved Pachelbel Overkill (if it didn't happen long, long ago). Perhaps this explains why you can now find comic rants against P's Canon on YouTube as well.

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  • Anonymous says:

    I think the little girl’s name is Mozart, hence the title “Where in Heaven is Mozart?”.

  • Carol A says:

    I know just how the stand-up comic in your clip feels – other nausea inducing pieces for musicians are “Ave Maria”, almost ANY Christmas carol, several Strauss waltzes (whose names I have forgotten – but unfortunately not the melodies!). Even some Bach pieces can send entire orchestras to sleep.

  • Coming to this late, because I just now found this. Thanks for posting it!

    All one needs to do is read the information next to the video on youtube where it says “more info”.

    It is a travel video and not a music video and yes, the girl’s nickname is Mozart. It also explains that it is a take off of the famous “where in the hell is matt” viral videos on youtube…..hence the take off title..where in heaven is Mozart.

    Yes, our daughter does play some Mozart, but that was not the point in the video, nor is it a performance.

    For a sophisticated & musical audience, indeed P’s Canon may have reached overkill, but you would be surprised how much the ( mostly young) Youtube audience is moved by it. ;)

    It got almost a million view, most very positive, so most seemed to “get it”.

    It took 18 months of travel to shoot the few minutes of video, few people, let alone kids see all of those sites on 4 continents. 70% of families dream of doing world & extended travel.

    THAT was what was the main thing to “get”.

    Keep your eyes on Soultravelers3 Youtube channel:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/soultravelers3

    We will soon upload our next 18 months montage of our open ended world tour. Perhaps we will try to find a Mozart cover for the Mozart lovers out there. ;)

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