Tag Archives: Music

Mercy by Shawn Mendes

This video reminds me of an episode of Mythbusters.

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Five Years Cancer Free

Today is the fifth anniversary of my total thyroidectomy, which means that today marks me fifth anniversary of being cancer free! In celebration, here is Elton John’s Still Standing. Here is Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstances.

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Bruckner’s Seventh

My mom and I did get to hear Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony on Saturday.  It was conducted by Franz Welser-Most.  He even wrote the musical guide in the program!  He has a real thing for Bruckner. I had never heard of … Continue reading

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Te Deum for Empress Maria Theresa by Haydn

I was privileged to hear the Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra Chorus perform this piece back in November. According to the program, this is not for the famous Maria Theresa (one of the most powerful women in Europe and mother … Continue reading

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Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto Number 2 and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto Number 4

I went to the finale of the International Piano Competition in July.  Three musicians played these two pieces.  The first and third competitors played Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto Number 2. Here it is performed by Yuja Wang.   The second competitor … Continue reading

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The Crazy Associations of a Song

It is amazing how music evokes such powerful emotions within people.  I know that smell is the sense that is most closely tied to memory, but a song can easily take me back to key moments in my life. It … Continue reading

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500th Post!

I can’t believe that the I am posting my 500th post! So…. Here is Time of Our Lives by Pit Bull and Ne-Yo. And here is Helen of Troy by Guido Reni. And here is Cake By the Ocean by … Continue reading

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