Tag Archives: Music

Ach, Ich Fuhl’s by Genia Kühmeier

We return again to Die Zauberflote, which has some wonderful music wasted on a terrible story. Seriously, I do not care about Tamino’s search for Masonic enlightenment.  But, this is a very famous aria, and for good reason.  It is … Continue reading

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“Think of Me” Is a Terrible Song

As I wrote a few months ago, I wrote about how I watched the 25th anniversary gala version of The Phantom of the Opera.  I hadn’t listened to the music in more than a decade, but suddenly felt like revisiting the … Continue reading

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Emma’s Random (West Side Story) Thoughts: It’s All Maria’s Fault

1 If you have never seen West Side Story at Severance Hall with the Cleveland Orchestra performing the score live, you have never seen West Side Story. 2 I haven’t seen West Side Story in almost 10 years, so I … Continue reading

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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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