Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Musician of State

Speaking of Brahms, Condoleeza Rice has astonishingly similar taste in classical music to me. The classical pieces on her list of top ten favorite musical pieces are Mozart's D minor piano concerto, Brahms' Bb major Piano Concerto, Brahms' Piano Quintet, Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, and Mussorgsky's Boris Glazunov. I don't know the Mussorgsky opera, but the Seventh is my favorite Beethoven symphony, and as I said in my last post, the two Brahms works are my favorite pieces - probably the greatest piano concerto and chamber music piece of all time. Like Condi, I too want to learn the Brahms 2nd Piano Concerto "before I leave this earth." I might not agree with her politics, but I like her music taste!

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Blogger Abiola said...

Hmm. Personally, the enthusiasm on the part of Rice and yourself for Brahms' music is a great mystery to me, as listening to it invariably sends me to sleep - and not for any lack of effort on my part either, as I've been trying to understand his appeal since I was a child. I'm constitutionally an "Anybody But Brahms" sort of person, I guess: I'd take almost anything by the politically distasteful but musically innovative Wagner over Brahms' ultraconservative brand of High Romanticism any day.

As for Rice's musical taste in general, just about the only thing I agree with her on is her selection of Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love"; U2 is alright but overrated, Kool and the Gang's "Celebration" has a fuddy-duddy feel to it that I can't shake, while the last thing I need is to listen Elton John's "Rocket Man" or any of his other overexposed, maudlin megahits.

5/17/2006 10:28:00 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

How funny, we seem to be polar opposites - I seem to recall that you didn't like Beethoven's 7th either. I can hardly imagine how anyone could hear those moments I mentioned in my previous post and not love them... or the 1st & 2nd symphony, or the B major piano trio, or G major violin sonata, or..etc etc... Oh well, chacun à son goût.

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