• Most Respected Classical Music Platform
  • #classicalForever

MANIC MONDAY | This Dog Seriously Hates Mahler 5

"If I play Mahler's 5th symphony excerpt he has a fit, maybe better described as a full-blown meltdown," owner and trumpeter Tim Saeger said

Buddy, a seven-year-old Vizsla, can't stand it when his owner and trumpet player plays an excerpt of Mahler's Fifth Symphony.

This special dog's owner is Tim Saeger, a member of the San Diego Local 325 Musicians’ Association working as a freelance trumpeter across various genres and a teacher with a large private studio. Earlier this summer, Saeger uploaded a viral video of Buddy's reaction to him playing Mahler 5.

"Buddy generally has no problem with me practicing," Saeger told The Violin Channel, adding that he can play various pitches, dynamics, and styles with no issue.

Saeger explained that the repetitive pattern of four C-sharps in a row in the excerpt of Mahler's Fifth is what bothers Buddy. "As in the video, he totally unleashes and is completely inconsolable. I don't play this excerpt anymore because it obviously causes him distress in some way. What is interesting is that I am sure it is not the trumpet because I can whisper the music to him and he reacts the same way. It is a mystery to us..."

The video, as posted on Saeger's Facebook page, has garnered nearly 300,000 views.


upcoming events

june 2024

17junAll Day22Primrose International Viola Competition(All Day) Colburn School, 200 S Grand AveEvent Type :competitions Event TagsPrimrose International Viola Competition,Primrose Viola CompetitionFOLLOW

july 2024

16julAll Day27Johann Sebastian Bach International Cello & Baroque Cello Competition(All Day) Thomaskirche Leipzig, Thomaskirchhof, Thomaskirchhof 18, 04109 Leipzig, GermanyEvent Type :competitions Event TagsBaroque Cello Competition,Cello Competition,Johann Sebastian Bach International Cello CompetitionFOLLOW


Get ALL our latest conveniently by EMAIL

Our newsletter is trusted by over 100,000+ industry professionals around the world

We deliver news straight to your inbox and will never share your data.
You'll never miss a beat!

click left click right