Friday, July 30, 2010

Dolce Condoleezza

According to this review in the Wall Street Journal of the joint concert of Aretha Franklin & Condoleezza Rice in Philadelphia, Ms. Rice's "first name is taken from the musical expression 'Con dolcezza,' meaning 'with sweetness.'" But is this a specifically musical expression? The article also makes it sound like Ms. Rice performed Bernstein's overture to Candide & Smetana's The Moldau (presumably the Philadelphia Orchestra did that), as well as soloing in the Mozart d minor concerto. Ms. Franklin got classical with Che Farò Senza Euridice? & Nessun Dorma.

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