Thursday, July 18, 2013

Comedy Classic: Sid Caesar and Nanette Fabray Act Out Argument to Beethoven's 5th Symphony


Sid Caesar got his start in the Catskill Mountains in 1936 at the age of 14 as a saxophone player. While playing in the dance band at the Vacationland Hotel in Swan Lake, he appeared in sketches and learned the art of comedy.

In 1954, on the TV show Caesar's Hour, Sid performed a classic routine with Nanette Fabray known as "Argument to Beethoven's 5th" in which they pantomime the argument of a married couple. 

They provide the action in complete silence in synchronization with the soaring music of the first movement of Beethoven's famous symphony.

Watch it a few times and it will forever change the way you listen to this symphony.

Enjoy!

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