A series of five, 10 minute comedy programmes intended as a series or as casual fillers, written and produced by Gregory Gesch.
Ignoring facts, research and ridicule Professor Percy B Scholes shares his unique meanderings on five of the worlds greatest composers. Why was Mozart the world's greatest fraud and what really killed him? How do you survive a night at a Wagner opera? Why do audiences really stand at the Hallelujah Chorus? Was Beethoven Dutch? These and countless other questions no one ever asked or needed answering make up this series.
Proudly presented by The Worldwide Conservatorium of Music, and true to its slogan of "What a con!", its esteemed Professor Scholes will give music lovers food for thought, and historians indigestion. A bonus of particular interest to the bibliophile and CD collector are the books and recordings available at the end of each programme - titles such as 'Castrati for Beginners' and the popular 'Bagpipes for Lovers' are amongst many others. "If you have ever sent your bank details to Nigeria or used a Russian Dating Site you will love, 'Lies of the Great Composers'!"
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Please note: Professor Scholes will not be available for interviews, he is now back on his medication.
The untalented, potty-mouthed child prodigy who never grew up. Finally the truth comes out and Professor Scholes lets us know who really wrote the music - and why.
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What was he doing with that 'strange maiden' in his youth and how did that lead to him creating an industrial revolution. So many works, so many children and yet so boring - how did all that work together?
Professor Scholes gives us a heads up on how to survive Wagner - the man, the ego and his Ring Cycle. Never been to one of his operas? Be afraid, very afraid.
It is finally out. Beethoven was a greedy little grub who took over the music world and, even when deaf, wouldn't give anyone else a hearing. (Warning: does not include any jokes about Beethoven's Last Movement.)
The German composer who ripped off the Italian opera and sold it to the Brits. In a world exclusive Professor Scholes reveals the plot to kill him - the how, the when and why it affects us all to this very day.