Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Chanukah Present Across the Generations

Way back when, one the the stellar performers of the time was a Danish pianist and comedian by the name of Victor Borge. I remember many an evening spent with my parents and siblings watching him perform on television--despite the age differences, we all loved him. When I arrived in New York I spent my first year in Stern College. There was no money to fly me home for our intersession so I stayed in the dormitory with the other handful of students who also could not get home. We entertained ourselves for that week and the real highlight was when we were able to get student tickets to see Victor Borge perform at Carnegie Hall. The enchantment of that night has remained with me all these years.

So thank you to Youtube for the many video clips of Victor in performance. He was a gifted pianist but also a comedian with an incredible sense of timing. His facial expressions were incredible as well. So as a Chanukah present to those of you born well after Victor's star was no longer visible, may I suggest a few moments with Victor Borge's Phonetic Pronunciation. I think you'll be pleased by the gift. And do take a few moments to view some of the other clips of Victor in performance. Should you not like the gift, well, there's always next year.

1 comment:

G6 said...

A Classic!!!!
They don't make them like that anymore.