Condoleezza Rice's Favorite Songs
The Independent, a British newspaper, published a no-news special edition yesterday that featured the secretary of state's favorite music. Rice provided the list as a favor to rock star Bono, who guest-edited the paper as part of a charity appeal to fight AIDS in Africa. Half the revenue from the edition will be donated to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.
Mozart : Piano Concerto in D Minor
"I won my first piano competition at the age of 15, playing this work."
Cream : "Sunshine of Your Love"
"I love to work out to this song."
Aretha Franklin: "Respect"
Kool and the Gang: "Celebration"
Brahms : Piano Concerto No. 2
"It's a stormy, difficult piece, but I am going to learn to play it before I leave this earth!"
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor
U2: Any work
Elton John: "Rocket Man"
"It brings back memories of college, friends, my first boyfriend."
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
"Quite simply the greatest symphony of all time."
Mussorgsky : "Boris Godunov"
"The greatest opera of all time. If you love Russia, you have to love Godunov."