Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
It's the initial sound tests for the cats that's the tricky bit (I notice they couldn't quite make-up an octave). I presume there's a spike attached to the keys?
I prefer to think that their tails are given a gentle squeeze, and I think anything else wouldn't have the others sitting around looking bored until their note comes.
Duetto Buffo di Due Gatti (The Cat Concerto) attributed to Rossini is the most irritating 'music' you'll ever hear. Classic FM have a penchant for airing it from time to time, usually with the presenter saying it divides opinion, some love it, some hate it. I do not believe the former at all. You can find it on You Tube but I advise against it.
Yes, I have heard this and yes, I find it irritating. Too contrived and I think you would feel duty bound to laugh in a live audience. Like that three-woman comedy singing group whose name I have forgotten.
Do you mean Facinating Ida?
That's them. Fascinating Aida.