Lost Beethoven Quartet Movement

I follow a blog called Edwardian Piano. Here is the most recent post, which talks in depth about the discovery of a piece of music that apparently Beethoven didn’t like and threw away. Very cool! Enjoy a performance that hasn’t been heard since 1800.

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Music and Dance on June 2, 2015 “America’s Got Talent”

I was watching Tuesday night’s America’s Got Talent when I saw Benjamin Yonattan’s dance performance. I don’t know very much about this art form, but this young man is going to go far. He certainly seems to know what he is doing. At the same time, my ear caught the song he danced to, which I didn’t know. It’s OneRepublic’s “I Lived.” Here’s Benjamin’s performance, and the group’s video.

I’ve finally come to realize that “I did it all” means different things to different people. What really matters is that you’ve done what you can with the best possible effort.

 

Two Favorites for Different Reasons

I decided to write about country music today. I always liked “That’s My Job” by Conway Twitty. It just reminds me how important it is for family members to take care of one another.

 

“Seven Spanish Angels” was a favorite of my mom’s. She always turned the radio up louder when it was on. I haven’t heard it in years, but this is another I always liked, in spite of how tragic the lyrics are. I like the melody, and I admire the performers.