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  •  Concert pianist? (none)
    Ever hear her play?
    •  Maybe she give a recital . . . (4.00)

       . . . in Moscow.  How about some Rachmaninov, Dr. Rice.


      . . . religion is not a syllogism, but a poem. H.L. Mencken

      by BenGoshi on Wed Apr 20, 2005 at 11:03:51 AM PDT

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    •  Yes, I've heard her play (4.00)
      I was a Stanford Undergrad while she was provost.  (Don't get me started on her decisions as provost, btw.)

      She's good, as in competent, but not great.  She can sit down and play moderately complex classical pieces, and make them sound good--all the notes in the right order and what seemed to be the right tempo--but I didn't find them at all moving.  Not much emotion/power/soul to her playing.  Beyond that, I can't say, as I'm hardly qualified to be a music critic.  And no, I don't remember exactly what she played.  

      The most I got out of it was the oddity of having the university provost go around to all the freshman dorms (as apparently she was doing) and introducing herself to the incoming class by playing a few pieces. It seemed odd to me.  If she was really so big and important, didn't she have better things to be doing?  But hey, what did I know?

      "Don't want to be an American idiot..." -- Green Day

      by Black Maned Pensator on Wed Apr 20, 2005 at 12:57:48 PM PDT

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