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Musical American Politicians: The Short List

The Ether Game Brain Trust looks at some American politicians who also play classical music (photo credit: Pixabay)

Hello Etherphiles,

Its Election Day this Tuesday, and here at WFIU we’ll be watching the results closely tonight and broadcasting them live. There’s no time for our usual Ether Game, but I thought it would still be fun to have a podcast, and explore some American politicians who were also classical musicians.

-Christopher Burrus

Selected Recordings

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)Trio Sonata in B-flat, Op. 2 No. 5

Musicians of the Old Post Road

album: Roman Handel


Franz Liszt (1811-1886)Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in c-sharp

Alfred Cortot, piano

album: Alfred Cortot


Richard Nixon (1919-1994)Richard Nixon Piano Concerto No. 1

Richard Nixon (and 15 Democrat violinists)


Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)Piano Quintet in f, Op. 34: i – Allegro non troppo

Pacifica Quartet, Menahem Pressler, piano

album: Brahms: Piano Quintet / Schumann: String Quartet No. 1

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