Beethoven as Played by Dudley Moore

This video was also posted on Dudley Moore’s birthday.

In this clip from the 1950’s-60s British comedy group “Beyond the Fringe,” Dudley Moore plays a very funny but also very musically well-done parody of a Beethoven Piano Sonata, using the famous whistling tune from “Bridge Over the River Kwai” as a thematic subject.

The ‘ending’ here is dragged out for a good minute and a half with Dudley showing every sign of wanting to escape from 3’42 onwards.

 

 

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