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That's about the only classical piece that would be humorous.
Whoo boy...there's a lot of classical repertoire with humor in it, even if we're deliberately excluding comic opera and other comedic vocal works. Some of it is subtle, some of it is blatant, some of it was a lot funnier at the time it was written, but there's plenty of it out there.

Hell, even Beethoven's Ninth has a few musical jokes worked in, one of the more obvious ones being having a little Janissary band march through the middle of the last movement for no particular reason. And Mozart literally wrote a piece called "The Musical Joke".
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Saint-SaŽns' The Carnival of the Animals has a lot of jokes in it, too.
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:36 AM
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More classical music that needs no introduction:

Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata, chorale from 9th Symphony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tr0otuiQuU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq-3B6xfNpY
Brahams: Lullaby
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t894eGoymio
Greig: In the Hall of the Mountain King
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLp_Hh6DKWc
Verdi: Dies Irae
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDFFHaz9GsY
Strauss: The Blue Danube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CTYymbbEL4
Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz_f9B4pPtg
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That's about the only classical piece that would be humorous.
I have a feeling Mozart's "Leck mich im Arsch" ("Lick me in the ass") was somewhat intended to be tongue-in-cheek.
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I have a feeling Mozart's "Leck mich im Arsch" ("Lick me in the ass") was somewhat intended to be tongue-in-cheek.
I giggled. I tried really hard not to, though. And again just now.
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No humor, per se, but a definite surprise:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF5kr251BRs



"Flight of the Bumblebee" and its modern day counterpart "The Bumble Boogie" as interpreted by a master:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04u5sioNek8
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So did the host identify the piece after the fact, and/or discuss the particular recording?
Otherwise, that sounds like a good way to alienate people who may not be familiar with classical music and are tuning to learn.

"If you don't know what this is, then you shouldn't be listening to our station. Ha ha ha!"
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I giggled. I tried really hard not to, though. And again just now.
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Well, and of course that piece of classical music doggerel by Nigel Tufnels.
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Old 06-19-2018, 12:18 AM
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No humor, per se, but a definite surprise:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF5kr251BRs
The same music, with humor, from the 1961 Hoffnung Music Festival (arranged by Donald Swann): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0mu7Ccrr60
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