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Path of Music

This path should be called the path of  “music appreciation” since I do not have any discernible musical talent.  However, I love and appreciate all kinds of music.   Ever since, as a little girl, I sat in church and listened to my mother with her beautiful soprano voice sing in the choir, I have loved music. Unfortunately,  I did not inherit my mother’s considerable musical abilities.  My parents encouraged interest in classical music ( I cut my teeth, so to speak, on the Dayton Opera Association performances at Memorial Hall.) and the Great American Songbook.  My dad collected classical organ music and  loved to play Johann Sebastian Bach’s toccatas and fugues on the weekends when he was home.

When I was a teen I fell in love with the Beatles, especially Paul McCartney!  When I was spending a summer in Taiwan in 1971 I bought the full collection of the Beatles‘ music.  I wish I had those records now!!  My next favorite groups were “Simon & Garfunkel” and “The Moody Blues.”  I still love them.  In the 70s I got into “Blood, Sweat, and Tears,” “Chicago,” Billy Joel, Jim Croce, Don McClean, Abba, David Bowie, Elton John, Three Dog Night,  Nilsson,  and Paul McCartney and Wings.

I also became a big fan of the “Police” and Sting.  In the 80s, I became a huge fan of Michael  Feinstein, who is an incredible expert on Gershwin. He re-kindled my interest in the Great American Songbook.  This then lead me to investigate jazz, in which I also promptly fell in love.  A trip to New Orleans and a visit to Preservation Hall was instrumental in nurturing this interest. I discovered the Marsalis family and that was that!!

Of course, I’m nuts about Mozart.  Always have been!  I like Classical and Romantic music of the late 18th and 19th centuries.  Over the years I have collected every piece of Mozart’s opus.

Consequently, on ocassion, you will be hearing pop, rock, the American Song Book, jazz, and classical music on this blog.  I hope you enjoy it.

If you have any musical suggestions for me, please leave a comment.  Thanks.









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