What you're about to read is a collection of pointers to some of the music I've discovered on the iTunes Music Store, music I like enough that I want to share it. If you're an iPod owner and an iTunes fan (and if you aren't, what are you doing here?), maybe you'll find something new. Click on any of the CD covers to bounce over to the store and sample a few tracks. And then maybe stop by my other blog for a few well chosen words (and maybe a random snark or two).RSS feed
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Mon, 07 Feb 2005

Rudolf Friml Piano Works / Sara Davis Buechner
It may be obvious by this point that my knowledge of music is a mile wide and less than an inch deep. This is particularly true when it comes to the classics; if it hasn't been used in a movie or a cartoon or a commercial, odds are that I've missed it. I'm trying to make up for this gap in my education, you understand. I'm just doing it in the same haphazard way I do most things. It's so much more entertaining that way.

As an example I present this album, about which I knew, and still mostly know, nothing. The only reason it caught my eye was that I do know the composer's name. But it's how I know it that will demonstrate my point. I am, you see, a devotee of Tom Lehrer. Among Mr. Lehrer's many great works one may find the classic Weiner Schnitzel Waltz. And within this song one finds this unforgettable couplet:

    Your lips were like wine (if you'll pardon the simile).
    The music was lovely, and quite Rudolf Friml-y.
I was of course thrilled at the chance to learn just what Rudolf Friml-y music sounds like. And so, I hope, are you.
Rudolf Friml Piano Works
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