Tag Archives: Music

Michelle DeYoung: Liebestod

I got to hear Michelle De Young perform The Song of the Earth at the Cleveland Orchestra. Here she is performing a piece from Tristan und Isolde.  The Cleveland Orchestra will perform that next year as a part of their … Continue reading

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Sasha Cooke: The Song of the Earth

This video is a kind of “two-for.” I heard the Cleveland Orchestra perform this piece as a celebration of my fifth year of being cancer free.  Now, I did not hear Sasha Cooke perform the piece, but I did hear … Continue reading

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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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