Always keeping an eye out for exalted musical successes and disappointing musical failures, this one was recommended to me by a colleague. During a premiere Tauno Marttinen’s Symphony No. 4 with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (FRSO), this poor timpanist has the camera locked on him during what can be seen as either a massive failure or a clever save on his part. Some colleagues have noted that the conductor has more than a passing likeness to film comedian and former Saturday Night Live comedian Dana Carvey. This probably adds to the comedic affect.
For the direct link to the video, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2ZKpq5QfDE&feature=fvst