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Classical Notes: December 19, 2011 Archive

Beethoven the Charismatic!

Posted at 9:40 AM on December 19, 2011 by Samuel Kjellberg
Filed under: Ludwig van Beethoven

On Saturday December 17th, 2011 erstwhile SNL cast member Jimmy Fallon returns as host. He is known for his wonderful impersonations and also his self-imposed laughter.


However, Fallon was able to keep his composure this past Saturday when he added Ludwig van Beethoven to his list of impersonations!


Beethoven is seen introducing the "band" to the newly composed Variations on "Ode to Joy" orchestral suite with the familiar Beethovean smooth jazz flavor!


Quite funny for both music aficionados, music lovers and classical music laymen alike!