Dogs like Mendelssohn too
June 29, 2017 12:57 AM   Subscribe

At a recent performance in Turkey the Vienna Chamber Orchestra had a special guest. posted by edeezy (18 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
I loved how the dog in the first link was all, oh hey, I'm just gonna snuggle my butt up to this guy's chair and lie down for a rest. *yawn*

And that dachshund! It was on a mission! Hilarious.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 1:27 AM on June 29 [3 favorites]


Fantastic! More please!
posted by greenhornet at 1:41 AM on June 29


Dachshunds are always on a mission.

Badgers.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 3:47 AM on June 29 [2 favorites]




You know you've made it as a conductor when a stray wanders in to settle down by your First Violin and relaxes. If Wise Old Doggo is digging the gig, it's a sure thing the Frens in the seats are grooving to your tunes.
posted by Slap*Happy at 5:02 AM on June 29 [5 favorites]


Golden retrievers, many of them purebred, roam the streets of Turkey after being abandoned by their owners in droves.

They have a difficult time because they don't fight other dogs and aren't as aggressive. There are many, many rescue operations that bring those dogs to the states for adoption.

So, if you ever wanted a golden retriever but feel the need to adopt, find one of those organizations in your state and they may be able to connect you with a dog in need.
posted by glaucon at 5:55 AM on June 29 [12 favorites]


Heh. My sister is a clarinetist and our parents' dog definitely preferred some music over others. Not a big fan of Stravinsky.
posted by chainsofreedom at 6:07 AM on June 29 [1 favorite]


Sorry, we're not doing the Bach tonight.
posted by Segundus at 7:42 AM on June 29


Perhaps the Awoolelujah Chorus?
posted by hippybear at 8:39 AM on June 29 [1 favorite]


Ha! My dog (German Shepherd mix) howls at church bells. We were out on a walk in a park with a bandshell a few years ago....the orchestra was playing, the towns folk were enjoying the music, all was well until the percussionist began to play the bells. Luce began to howl. And when she is howling she is FOCUSED on howling and will not move. There was gentle chuckling as I dragged her away.
posted by Elly Vortex at 8:50 AM on June 29 [3 favorites]


So, if you ever wanted a golden retriever but feel the need to adopt, find one of those organizations in your state and they may be able to connect you with a dog in need.
posted by glaucon


glaucon, yes! My local Golden rescue calls them Turkey Dogs.
posted by workerant at 9:15 AM on June 29


That was a classic "good dog yawn!"
posted by Oyéah at 10:37 AM on June 29


Watch to the very end of this clip from Swan Lake.
posted by thomas j wise at 11:19 AM on June 29 [1 favorite]


This supports my assertion that dogs are the classiest.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 11:37 AM on June 29


What a polite and cultured doggo. Excellent Bildung.
posted by praemunire at 1:53 PM on June 29


A couple of years ago someone made the mistake of bringing a basset hound to Chautauqua and attempting to walk it in the vicinity of the (open-air) amphitheatre in the evenings, and forgot to tell it that an orchestral concert is not a talent show. The best part was that the owners didn't learn. They showed up every night.
posted by notquitemaryann at 4:32 PM on June 29 [2 favorites]


Dogs like Mendelssohn too

Yes. Yes they do.
posted by BiggerJ at 8:28 PM on June 29 [4 favorites]


I love how the conductor's reaction when he saw it was just to look at it for a few seconds, then give this little shrugging nod like "well, alright then" and keep going.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:27 PM on June 30


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