It's July 4th at "Mad About Music" and we're celebrating Independence Day by revisiting some of our most popular shows that focused on our nation's Capitol and the occupants of the White House and Supreme Court.
As we explore the remarkable connection between music and three consummate Washington insiders: President Jimmy Carter, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice.
Giacomo Puccini La Rondine . "Doretta's Dream". Mirella Freni. EMI Records 65163.
Sergei Rachmaninoff Polka V.R. Vladimir Horowitz, Piano. RCA Victor 7754.
Glenn Miller "Moonlight Serenade". RCA Victor 52290.
Sigmund Romberg The Student Prince . "Drinking Song". Philharmonia Orchestra. John Owen Edwards. Jay Master Works Edition CDJAY2 1252.
Cole Porter "Tale of the Oyster". Samuel Ramey. Warren Jones, Piano. Live from the United States Supreme Court, May 26, 1994 , and aired on NPR "Performance Today".
Giacomo Puccini Tosca . "Vissi d'arte". Maria Callas. Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Alla Scala. Victor de Sabata, Conductor. Musical Heritage Society 524973H.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K.466 [Final Movement]. Artur Rubinstein, Piano. RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra. Alfred Wallenstein, Conductor. RCA Victor Gold Seal 7967-2-RG.
Johannes Brahms Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn for Two Pianos, Op. 56b [Excerpt]. Sir Georg Solti and Murray Perahia, Pianos. CBS Records Masterworks MK 42625.
Rogers and Hammerstein The King and I . "Getting to Know You". [Excerpt] Deborah Kerr. Angel Records 64693.