June 04, 2003
Dumb Puns

It's been thirty years since I read it, but I believe there's a character in The Magic Mountain (Clavdia Chauchat?) who thinks Beethoven wrote an 'Erotica' Symphony. I wonder how many people in the history of the world have thought the composer of Carmen was named 'Bidet'. More than one, I suspect.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at June 04, 2003 11:57 PM

There is a youngish all-female piano trio called the Eroica Trio. They were nicknamed the "Erotica Trio" almost instantly — not entirely without reason, either. Their CDs contain styling credits, if that gives you any idea. (They can play, though.)

Posted by: Michelle Dulak on June 5, 2003 01:30 PM