Wagner 2013 Kicks off in Bayreuth with Mnozil Brass' " HOJOTOHO"

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday, 14 January 2013 | 1:06:00 am

Mnozil Brass

"Never look at the brass - it only encourages them." Richard Strauss

And so Wagner 2013 begins in the city of Bayreuth, but not with one of Wagner's works but a specially commissioned piece by the Austrian comedy brass band, Mnozil Brass named "HOJOTOHO". Alas, as yet, we have been unable to find a video of the performance but to give you a flavor of what you might expect we include a video of Mnozil Brass' interpretation of the William Tell Overture Be warned though, if your not German, the humor is. Now we know what Strauss meant about the brass.