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The Music Critic

John Malkovich puts on the evil face of a “Music Critic” in a new show from Aleksey Igudesman.

  • The Music Critic | Copyright: © Igudesman & Joo

    The Music Critic © Igudesman & Joo

  • The Music Critic | Copyright: © Julia Wesely

    The Music Critic © Julia Wesely

  • Malkovich, Igudesman, Joo | Copyright: © Julia Wesely

    Malkovich, Igudesman, Joo © Julia Wesely

Igudesman & Joo take us along in these days of heaviness with their shows that spark joy and bring some laughter. Combining comedy with music – their clips on YouTube have gathered over 45 million hits – they have appeared on many of the world’s biggest stages and have been invited to perform with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, L.A. Philharmonic, and London Philharmonic to name but a few.

Igudesman’s new show THE MUSIC CRITIC is now available for distribution!

Schumann fancies himself a “composer”, while Brahms is a “giftless bastard”. And Claude Debussy is simply ugly. Igudesman creates a sardonic mix of the most evil music critiques of the last centuries written about some of the greatest works of music.

One of the most prestigious venues in the world, Vienna Konzerthaus, togs its main stage up into a legendary Viennese Coffee House setting, representing the tradition where poets, writers, critics and common people often gather to complain about any various thing, sometimes even if they are on their own. Sipping his coffee with an apfelstrudel on the side, John Malkovich slips into the role of the evil critic. Equipped with a frivolous potpourri of musical insults, he believes the music of Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev and the likes to be weary and dreary.

Created and conceived by Aleksey Igudesman

Duration 77'/58'
Recording location Wiener Konzerthaus
Producer Music Traveler Productions
TV Director Volker Werner
Production year 2020
Composer With music by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Dvorak, Brahms, Schumann, Debussy, Kanchelli, Piazzolla and Igudesman.

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