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:

    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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